YESTERDAY CPPCC chairman Jia Qinglin vows to check secessionist activities. Sources say the mainland's military spending will grow by 12.6 per cent this year. IN SESSION 'If Chen had not openly pursued Taiwan independence, the anti-secession law might not have been formulated so quickly' Xu Shiquan National Society of Taiwan Studies vice-chairman AGENDA TODAY Morning and afternoon group discussions by CPPCC deputies on the Standing Committee Work Report delivered by Mr Jia yesterday. TOMORROW 9am: Third plenum of the 10th National People's Congress opens. Premier Wen Jiabao will deliver the Government Work Report. DAYS AHEAD Tuesday, March 8 9am: The vice-chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, Wang Zhaoguo, will brief the NPC on the anti-secession bill. Saturday, March 12 3pm: The CPPCC will deliberate on personnel matters, which is expected to include the vote on new vice-chairmen and Standing Committee members, including Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, before the plenum closes. Monday, March 14 The NPC meeting will close, followed by Premier Wen's press conference.