Proposals that didn't make the headlines ... Mistresses 'need protection as well' CPPCC members who belong to the China Democratic League appear to be a compassionate bunch. They have put forward a proposal saying that a law to protect women's rights should be amended to cover the mistresses of married men. League members believe mistresses should be protected if their property is obtained through legitimate channels, according to the Beijing Youth Daily. Keeping a clean sheet on the cheques Zhou Hongyu , an NPC member from Hubei , has a simple solution to corruption. 'All civil servants should have one permanent bank account through life,' he was quoted by the Legal Evening News as saying. 'And if their balance doesn't match their income, the money should be regarded as having been acquired through corruption or embezzlement.' Respect your elders, or you won't get promoted Officials' adherence to the Confucian doctrine of respecting one's elders should be taken into consideration when judging their performance, according to CPPCC delegate Li Baoku , a vice-minister of civil affairs. 'Will a person who doesn't respect his parents work hard for the motherland?' Xinhua quoted Mr Li as asking. Mr Li said the government and media should encourage children to do the right thing by their parents. Christians with chinese characteristics better Christian leader Cao Shengjie suggested the CPPCC should do more to let the rest of the world - in particular the US - understand mainland Christians. 'In some countries, people of different religions can never sit together - they fight every time when they are together,' Reverend Cao said. 'We are so much better in this regard.'