Proposals that didn't make the headlines ... compulsory schooling 'should be extended' High school education should be compulsory, NPC member Liu Weixing, from Anhui , told the People's Daily. The nine-year national compulsory education system should be extended to cover the last three years of high school to 'reduce employment pressure among junior school graduates'. deputy goes into bat for soldiers The interests of soldiers should be protected by law, said Li Guoan , a CPPCC member and former deputy commander of the Inner Mongolia region , according to Xinhua. 'They are not well looked after, and their families are even worse off when they're gone.' HK, macau urged to help olympic effort Hong Kong and Macau should help Beijing in its Olympic preparations, said the CPPCC's David Chu Shu-ho, who is also Mission Hills Group chairman. The two cities had expertise in 'training, hosting exhibitions, tourism, hotels and property'. taiwan must be tamed, says researcher Outspoken CPPCC member Xia Jiajun - a researcher at Chinese Political Law University, kept up his reputation by blasting the CPPCC leadership for doing not enough in combating Taiwan independence forces.