Two Sessions 2020 >>Deputies and Members

CDC chief urges bigger role for disease prevention and control system

A political adviser, who is also the chief of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has called for giving a bigger say and scientific authority to the disease prevention and control system to address problems exposed in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 21:23:40

HK's foreign judges should be barred from national security trials: NPC deputy

"Potential or actual conflict of interests may occur if a foreign judge or a judge with dual nationality is involved in national security cases,” said Maggie Chan Man-ki, who is currently in Beijing to attend the annual two sessions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 14:18:40

HK national security law sheds light on Taiwan question: deputies

National People's Congress (NPC) deputies from Taiwan said Hong Kong's national security legislation sheds light on a future solution to the Taiwan question.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 19:53:40

Anti-dumping investigation on barley the only one initiated by China on Australia: commerce minister

Since China's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation and relevant punitive tariffs against Australia's barley imports have recently become sources of tension, China's Commerce Minister said the investigation is the only one initiated by China on Australia, compared to more than 100 investigations launched by Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 18:48:45

China eyes biology experiments in space station

Chinese space industry insiders are considering using the country's upcoming space station as a facility for large-scale space-borne biology experiments in order to constantly increase China's ability to safeguard its biosecurity, according to Zhao Xiaojin, Party chief of the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST).
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/23 12:37:42

Small community-level steps pave way for greater social stability: NPC deputy

Proper management at the community-level is beneficial for greater social stability, National People's Congress (NPC) deputy Zhu Guoping, a grassroots official from Shanghai said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 14:08:40

Relief for Hong Kong housing woes?

A Hong Kong deputy's proposal at the two sessions for Hong Kong to lease 30 square kilometers of land in the Chinese mainland to house hundreds of thousands may offer relief for Hong Kong's housing woes. Regional integration is also a desired outcome of the proposal.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 21:36:41

Calls to speed up vaccine trials

China should accelerate and initiate Phase III clinical trials of vaccines against the novel coronavirus and recruit more staff who have worked on the epidemic control frontline as prioritized candidates for these experiments, according to Zhang Boli, a top expert-consultant in the COVID-19 epidemic fight in Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 21:31:28

Satellite internet buildup needed in 14th Five-Year Plan: Lei Jun

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun has said in a proposal for the two sessions that satellite internet should be listed in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), and commercial aerospace companies are encouraged to build up aerospace infrastructure.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 20:23:40

Former HK security secretary advocates introducing health code to city

Hong Kong could learn from the Chinese mainland and introduce color health codes to monitor residents' health in order to allow movement during the COVID-19 epidemic and share relevant information with the mainland with the aim of easing border controls, Lai Tung-kwok, former secretary for security of the Hong Kong government and member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/20 16:14:26

New shipping lanes needed in Three Gorges reservoir region: NPC deputies

New shipping lanes in the Three Gorges reservoir region should be constructed to relieve traffic congestion that has long plagued the Yangtze River, deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) proposed at the two sessions, sparking online concern that such construction would cause more environmental pollution.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 20:33:40

NPC proposals to lift family planning policy in NE China spark discussion

Chinese lawmakers have proposed during the two sessions that three provinces in Northeast China should fully lift the family planning policy to offset the region's aging population, but demographers and netizens said such a move won't address a brain drain that's being driven by stagnant economies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 22:03:40

Fujian's GDP surpassing Taiwan a historic breakthrough with significance for Taiwan work: NPC deputy

GDP in East China's Fujian Province reached 4.23 trillion yuan ($592.9 billion) in 2019, surpassing that of the island of Taiwan for the first time, which is a "historic breakthrough" having "far-reaching significance for efforts toward Taiwan," said Zhang Zhijun, president of The Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, and also a deputy to the National People's Congress this year.
Source: | 2020/5/26 23:38:40

Nuclear tech has wider anti-virus application: political adviser

Nuclear-related irradiation sterilization, which offers high security, conserves energy and is environmentally friendly, has been given full play in the past months during battle against COVID-19, a political adviser said, suggesting this technology be promoted in the medical field and emergency response system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 21:28:41

Chinese lawmakers call for strengthened wildlife protection

National People's Congress (NPC) deputies have proposed an increase in penalties for the illegal trading and consumption of wildlife, and an expansion of the scope of the law to strengthen the protection of wild animals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 20:18:40

NPC deputy proposes a national data security law for information sovereignty

China should speed up the process of setting up a national data security law so as to strengthen the protection over personal privacy and establish a mechanism that guarantees China's data sovereignty facing global competition, Zheng Jie, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislative body, proposed during the ongoing two sessions.
Source: | 2020/5/24 21:21:54

Political advisors propose stricter penalties for child abusers

Chinese political advisors have proposed increasing the penalties for child abusers and that the law should be amended to strengthen the protection of minors in distress such as orphans and left-behind children.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 19:48:40

Chinese political advisor proposes building a platform to check people's marital status

China can build a national marriage and love registration and information query platform used for citizens and enterprises to check citizens' marital status, a political advisor proposed at the ongoing two sessions, sparking heated discussion online.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 18:32:59

NPC deputy advocates building up 'Three Gorges on sea' to drive China's ocean economy

China should accelerate the pace in the adjustment of its energy structure to shape a clean energy support belt around the sea by building multiple wind power projects on the sea, an entrepreneur proposed during the ongoing two sessions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/23 20:53:40

Proposal to include computer programming in children's academic test courts controversy

It is not fair for children from poverty-stricken families with limited access to computers and internet, noted netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 18:46:50

Netizens laud NPC deputy and volleyball ace Zhu Ting's 'Chinese Women's Volleyball Spirit' remark

Famed Chinese volleyball player Zhu Ting's speech, likening China's “Women's Volleyball Spirit,” with the nation's unified fight against #COVID19, garnered appreciation from Chinese netizens on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 18:41:47

COVID-19 battle stories shared by NPC deputies, CPPCC members strike the emotional chord: netizens

China's top legislators and political advisors from the healthcare industry shared with media their personal experiences and thoughts about fighting against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which struck the emotional chord, during the ongoing 2020 two sessions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 17:44:56

Chinese legislators call for mental health law adjustment

Deputies with the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, suggested amending China's mental health law to improve mental patient management and protect public safety.
Source: | 2020/5/22 5:38:27

Traditional Chinese greeting proposed to replace handshakes amid outbreak: political advisor

A political advisor attending the ongoing two sessions has proposed to use a traditional Chinese greeting - bowing and saluting with hands folded - to replace the Western handshake, which may help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 20:33:41

China's top political advisor stresses safeguarding core national interests in work report

China's top political advisor Wang Yang said in a work report on Thursday that members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee had made efforts in safeguarding core national interests while also calling on them to devote their work to national rejuvenation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 20:13:40

CPPCC member proposes unmarried women get help in reproduction

A Chinese political adviser proposed endorsing assisted reproductive rights for unmarried women, such as allowing them to freeze their eggs. The proposal has stirred heated online debate.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 12:11:03

Central govt should set up special agencies in HK to enhance Chinese history education: NPC deputy

The central government should establish special agencies in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to improve Chinese history education and enhance the sense of national identity among local students. These could be either government agencies or non-profit organizations through which the mainland could dispatch teachers or experts to the SAR, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC) told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 13:15:06

HK politicians to propose correcting anti-mainland education at national two sessions

An inappropriate question in the Hong Kong special administrative region's college entrance exam regarding China's modern history has been met with a backlash from both the authorities and society, calling into question the city's long-term flawed national education and inviting proposals from officials for change.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/18 14:08:40

HK delegation to two sessions to go through unprecedented epidemic control measures

Most of the Hong Kong delegation to the upcoming annual political meetings will fly to Beijing on Wednesday where they will be under strict epidemic-prevention and control measures during this year's "two sessions," including residing in sealed-off accommodation and meeting rooms, and there might be no 14-day of quarantine when they return to Hong Kong from Beijing, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/15 20:03:40

Deputies, support staff get ready for two sessions

Preparations for the upcoming annual two sessions kicked off across China amid the COVID-19 epidemic as the Beijing traffic management authority conducted a thorough inspection of dozens of taxis that will serve the two sessions in late May.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/10 17:53:40

HK delegation to two sessions to first undergo screening in Shenzhen

Hong Kong's deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) and members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), who are expected to attend the postponed annual two sessions in late May, will first go to Shenzhen to undergo novel coronavirus nucleic acid tests before flying to Beijing, sources told the Global Times Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/6 17:31:59

HK, Hubei lawmakers, political advisors await details of travel to Beijing as 'two sessions' dates announced

As China announced the widely anticipated opening date of this year's plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) on May 22, several lawmakers and political advisors especially those from the virus hardest-hit Hubei Province and Hong Kong said they are anxiously waiting for more details on how to go to Beijing to attend the country's most important political event, as strict prevention measures are still in place against the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/29 17:54:05

NPC to discuss postponing annual session

The Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NC), China's top legislature, will convene its 16th bi-monthly session on Feb. 24 in Beijing, according to a statement issued after a chairpersons' meeting Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/17 15:37:55