The following is the full text of the report on the implementation of the 2020 plan for national economic and social development and on the 2021 draft plan for national economic and social development, which was approved at the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress on March 11.
China's legislators and political advisers have called on the government to prioritize the research and development of electric heavy duty trucks as China endeavors to go carbon neutral, saying it could play a significant role in relieving the country from its dependence on imported oil and saving its foreign exchange reserves.
China will continue to take the initiative to open its economy wider while expanding domestic demand, keeping itself a "big market to the world", Premier Li Keqiang said on March 11.
China should take further steps to remove institutional barriers that restrain the growth of its high-end manufacturing industry, improve the allocation of resources in line with market principles to fuel innovation and help strengthen global industrial chains, said national legislators and political advisers.
CPPCC members are interviewed via video link ahead of the closing meeting of the fourth session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 10, 2021.
China's top political advisory body concluded its annual session on the afternoon of March 10, calling for concerted and unremitting efforts toward realizing the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.
China is developing faster bullet trains to operate at higher speeds, according to a top railway industry official.
Tianjin Port, one of the world's top 10 ports in cargo volume, is accelerating its efforts to become a world-class international shipping hub, said Liang Yongcen, vice-chairman of Tianjin Port (Group) Co.
Senior Chinese leaders on March 7 attended deliberations at the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), the national legislature.
The Government Work Report listed major targets for 2021, such as GDP growth, employment, healthcare and rural revitalization.
China will give priority to high-quality development this year, setting its GDP growth target at above 6 percent, Premier Li Keqiang said on March 5, as the world's second-largest economy looks to cement its economic recovery from a year disrupted by COVID-19.
Early research shows that the inactivated COVID-19 vaccines produced by Sinopharm can provide protection against 10 mutated variants of SARS-CoV-2.
The National People's Congress, China's top legislature, has charted a new course in its exchanges with its counterparts around the world by such means as cloud diplomacy to help promote common development and recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
CPPCC National Committee urged to better perform duties for new journey.
China's national legislature will open its annual session on the morning of March 5 in Beijing, a spokesperson said on March 4.
The annual session of China's top political advisory body will open on March 4 in Beijing and last for six-and-a-half instead of the usual 10 days, a spokesman said on March 3.
Strategy will consolidate nation's key role in global market, say experts.
China always puts the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines first, a spokesperson for the annual session of the country's top political advisory body said on March 3.
The fourth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, will open in Beijing on March 4.
State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi on Feb 28 inspected security work in Beijing and neighboring Hebei province, urging police officers and auxiliary police personnel to fully carry out security measures in a thorough manner and consolidate the line of defense, in an effort to usher in a favorable social environment for the upcoming two sessions.