Beijing has resumed diplomatic ties with Gambia, the West African country that cut "diplomatic" relations with Taiwan in 2013.
China is expected to adopt its first national standard on lab animal welfare and ethics by the end of the year.
Following is the full text of the Report on the Work of the Government delivered by Premier Li Keqiang at the Fourth Session of the Twelfth National People's Congress on March 5, 2016 and adopted on March 16, 2016.
More high-level officials spoke directly with the media during this year's "two sessions" as the government strives to be more transparent.
Major General Chen Zhishu shared two alarming lessons when he highlighted the need to check the effectiveness of efforts in eradicating poverty.
The world's system of "global governance" badly needs China to deliver - and it needs it to deliver this year.
Although I was assigned to cover this year's two sessions, I was not interested in the grand meeting at first.
The National People's Congress 2016 sessions closed on Wednesday, after deputies approved a number of important documents along with the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20).
I was taken aback when I saw the long queue of hundreds of reporters in front of the Great Hall of the People at 7 am on a smoggy Wednesday morning - three hours before a news conference where Premier Li Keqiang would meet journalists and answer their questions.
The State Council app, a new online application that allows users to keep up to date with the decisions, policies and activities of the State Council, has earned a 4.5-star rating out of a maximum five at the Apple shop.
Premier Li Keqiang voiced confidence over Beijing's ties with Washington, regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election later this year.
After weeks of deliberation and many changes, 97 percent of deputies sign off on five-year road map.