Olympic hurdler to return home CPPCC delegate and Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang will return to China this week, says Sports.sina. com.cn. Feng Shuyong, China Athletics Administrative Centre deputy administrator, said doctors had approved Liu's return to training a month sooner than expected after rapid recovery from surgery in the US for ankle problems that knocked him out of last year's Olympics. 50,000 domestic violence cases Domestic violence is a big problem for women on the mainland, the All-China Women's Federation said yesterday, with the authorities receiving about 50,000 complaints a year. That means that one in every 10 complaints from the public to the national or local women's federations is about domestic violence. Pardon plea for minor criminals CPPCC member Ge Jianxiong has proposed a special pardon for those imprisoned for minor or unintentional crimes in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, the Oriental Morning Post reports. Mr Ge, director of Shanghai's Fudan University library, said the public had nothing to fear from such early releases. Seven mass special pardons occurred from 1959 to 1975 with releases given for war crimes and counter-revolutionary activity. Academic promotes 'national suit' NPC delegate Yan Chengzhong has urged people to don a 'national suit' to boost domestic demand, the Huanqiu Times reports. Mr Yan of Shanghai's Donghua University said the mandarin-collared jacket with knotted string buttons and trousers cost 400 yuan (HK$454).