Chinese parliamentary sessions 2014

The annual Chinese "lianghui" of 2014, or plenary meetings of China's top legislative and consultative bodies, the National People's Congress and the National People's Consultative Conference, will take place in Beijing in early to mid-March. The NPC sessions are scheduled to begin on March 5, and the CPPCC meetings to commence on March 3. 

Politburo focuses on growth ahead of Li Keqiang's first work report

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has signalled his determination to sacrifice some short-term growth to focus on economic reforms. Photo: Xinhua

Top leaders in Beijing have pledged to keep the economy growing within a "reasonable range" while forging ahead on economic reforms, setting the tone for Premier Li Keqiang's first annual work report next week.

Tuesday, 25 February, 2014, 5:02am

Domestic security threats, not diplomacy, to be priority of China's national security body

Li Keqiang, then Chinese vice premier, walks past President Xi Jinping during the 12th National People's Congress in Beijing on March 14, 2013. Photo: AFP

Diplomacy will not be an overriding concern for the National Security Commission as the newly established body will focus more on internal and unconventional security threats, analysts and government think tanks say.

25 Feb 2014 - 5:02am 1 comment