Investment in the future
Premier Wen Jiabao's announcement at the National People's Congress that fiscal expenditure on education will reach 4 percent of GDP this year is more than reassuring.
Pension fund must be invested
The news that China's pension fund may be invested in the stock market has led to heated debates in recent months.
Proactive should be less cautious
Finance Minister Xie Xuren will deliver the 2012 budget to the National People's Congress.
More sustainable growth
Last year, the two sessions were dominated by the launch of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15).
Expert urges reform to boost economy
Keep a red line for arable land
China should make efforts to keep its arable land from dwindling.
Housing policy should not be relaxed
Property prices and development will be one of the core issues during the two sessions.
Black maids and migrant workers
It was unusual for the French romantic comedy The Artist to take the Best Picture award at last Sunday's 84th Academy Awards ceremony, as it is a black and white silent movie that could have been made in the 1920s.
Demand for nannies
As the Year of the Dragon is believed by many to be a lucky year for giving birth, the increasing number of expectant mothers in China has boosted the demand for yuesao, or nannies especially responsible for taking care of new mothers and their babies.
Rights fight part of business
Apple's problems in the Chinese mainland over the use of the iPad trademark and retired NBA star Michael Jordan's legal action against Qiaodan Sports over its use of the Chinese equivalent of his name.
Fostering development of SMEs
The World Bank report stated that liberalizing interest rates according to market principles is a priority for China's financial reforms over the next two decades, highlighting the dilemma facing the government.
Concern for taxi drivers
Finally, taxi drivers can see a ray of hope that they may no longer be helpless in the face of the merciless demands of taxi companies.