Source:Global Times Published: 2015-3-11 0:13:01

We have witnessed several protests against the construction of paraxylene (PX) projects in recent years. Many projects had to be suspended because the public believes that PX is highly toxic. China has been relying on PX imports and the situation is embarrassing. All this shows we need to improve our people's scientific literacy and educate them to make sound judgments on issues.

Qin Dahe, vice president of China Association for Science and Technology

It is not on the official agenda to adjust the nation's family planning policy to allow all couples to have a second child. We need to further observe the effects of the current relaxed policy that allows couples to have a second child if either parent is a single child, and further evaluate the current population structure through a census. Lawmakers are studying a possible adjustment to the policy.

Liu Binjie, chairman of the Committee of Education, Art and Public Health of the NPC

Environment authorities should introduce a system to encourage the public and media professionals to take photos of environmental protection violations and offer rewards to outstanding contributors.

Zhang Xiaoling, a CPPCC member from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

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