Updated: 2013-03-05 07:53
"Perhaps it is no big deal whether or not you are in the group discussion, but if you were absent, 670,000 people would be absent, if you were silent, 670,000 people would be silent."
Zhu Yongxin, a member of the CPPCC National Committee, full-time vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the China Association for Promoting Democracy and vice-president of the Chinese Society of Education, talking about an NPC deputy representing 670,000 electorates.
"Now more attention is being paid to the second generation of stars and rich people, but in fact the second generation of migrant workers needs more attention."
Zhu Xueqin, an NPC deputy and migrant worker from Shanghai.
"What China is lacking is not legislation but strict enforcement."
Jackie Chan, a kung fu star and a member of the CPPCC National Committee, raised his experiences about smoking bans in China and Singapore as an example. During a business trip, his colleagues still smoked after a warning from a security guard in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, but they didn't dare smoke when they arrived in Singapore because "it was strict about smoking there".
"The online Internet anti-corruption bid mostly relies on text, photos and videos and it is easy to be superficial if corrupt officials are only exposed this way."
Zheng Gang, a member of the CPPCC National Committee and deputy mayor of Danzhou city, Hainan province.
(China Daily 03/05/2013 page8)