Full text: Report on the work of the government

Following is the full text of the Report on the Work of the Government delivered by Premier Li Keqiang at the Second Session of the Twelfth National People's Congress on March 5, 2014 and adopted on March 13, 2014.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/3/16 22:29:05

Highlights of Premier Li Keqiang's press conference

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang answered questions from the media at a press conference following the closing meeting of the second session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 13.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/3/13 19:58:26

China vows severe punishment for Kunming terrorist attacks

China will severely punish suspects responsible for a terrorist attack that left at least 29 civilians dead and over 140 injured in the southwestern city of Kunming, a spokesman told reporters on March 2.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/3/2 18:08:17

Work reports illustrated: A visual guide to China's 2014 targets

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers the government work report during the opening meeting of the second session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2014.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/3/5 21:52:19

NPC and CPPCC Sessions 2014

The Second Session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, opened in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 3.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/3/2 18:17:59

China mourns Kunming victims

A group of knife-wielding attackers stormed Kunming railway station on March 1, slashing at people indiscriminately, leaving at least 29 dead and 143 injured. 
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/3/3 18:46:16

Drawn together: Xi Jinping cartoon puts people over politics

A cartoon rendition of Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of an infographic, the first such image of him carried by Qianlong.com, a website affiliated with the Beijing government, has been widely circulated online and triggered debate and discussion about the new attitude toward publicizing China's top leadership.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/2/20 18:50:23

China meets 7.5 percent growth target

China's economy grew 7.7 percent year on year in 2013, the same as 2012 and beating the government's target of 7.5 percent, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on January 20.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/1/20 15:03:07

Keeping the nation secure from the top down

China's decision to set up a State Security Committee is aimed at improving systems and strategies to ensure national security, foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Wednesday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2013/11/14 17:46:24

Choking the dragon: Government acts as smog suffocates China

The Chinese government released a detailed action plan to fight air pollution that has been increasingly choking up cities across the country.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2013/11/28 13:40:38

Shanghai pilot FTZ to be inaugurated on September 29

The rollout of the Chinese mainland's first free trade zone, to be centered in Shanghai, was approved by the State Council on Wednesday, marking a new step in the country's reform process.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2013/7/4 18:30:09

Nine issues likely to dominate China's Two Sessions

China’s 31 provincial regions held the two annual sessions of their legislative and political consultative bodies in January and February, which are regarded as warm-ups leading to the national Two Sessions in March. Below are some of China’s most pressing concerns and are likely to be hot topics at the Two Sessions.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/2/24 17:13:03

Plans to increase “baby hatches” spawn debate

A total of 25 baby hatches have been established in 10 provincial regions in China, and more will be set up in another 18 regions.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/2/26 22:17:59

No kidding: China's growing obsession with child stars

Though child stars serve as role models for other children, their success is difficult to replicate. The contrast between pint-sized celebrities and regular children may have a negative influence.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/2/20 0:11:29

UN panel condemns North Korea of crimes against humanity

Submitting human rights issues to international criminal courts, does not improve the situation in that country, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Monday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/2/17 19:12:58

Looters, kneelers and the 'Shamate': China's newest minorities

The term dama has been popular since April 2013, when international gold prices plunged. A number of Chinese middle-aged women bought gold in vast amounts at this opportunity, which attracted the public's attention. A large number of dama are travelling all the way from China to places like Jeju Island, South Korea, and San Francisco, USA, paying in cash for property and driving up prices. Experts say this phenomenon shows the improvement of living standards in China.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/2/13 20:13:15

Strait talk: Mainland hosts landmark meeting with Taiwan

Chinese mainland and Taiwan officials in charge of cross-Straits policy held a historic meeting on Tuesday and agreed to set up a mechanism for regular communication between the two sides.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/2/12 19:35:24

The ins and outs of China's 'sex capital'

A three-month crackdown on the sex trade in entertainment venues in Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province was announced Tuesday, shortly after a television exposé revealed the extent of the prostitution business in local hotels.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/2/11 19:36:55