In the run-up to the two sessions, China Daily asked its reporters based around the world to seek opinions from academics, diplomats and business circles.
Chinese shoppers' predilection for overseas products signals huge opportunities for domestic companies endeavoring to make better quality products.
Rescuers have retrieved five bodies and are still searching for five others who remained missing after a fishing boat sank on the Yellow Sea on Saturday.
China's top Internet regulator on Sunday ordered the microblogging platforms of Sina and Tencent to shut down the accounts of Ren Zhiqiang, a celebrity blogger and property developer, for spreading illegal information.
Rare brown panda Qi Zai has faced temperatures of minus 30 degrees Celsius in the remote Qinling Mountains of west China this winter, but has come through unscathed, according to staff with a "training base" toughening him up for release into the wild.
Cities such as Shanghai and Hangzhou have seen a home buying spree in recent days amid housing inventory dropping, since the government issued a series of policies such as cutting deed and business taxes to spur purchases.
The death toll from an apartment building collapse in east China's Jiangxi Province has risen to six as rescuers ended a 34-hour rescue operation Sunday morning.
The divorce rate is rising rapidly. In 2014, 3.6 million Chinese couples broke up, almost double the number from a decade previously.
Stephen Chow's "The Mermaid," a comic love story and environmental parable, became the first Chinese movie to pass $460 million ticket sales mark on late Friday.
Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, rounded off its second tour around Antarctica on Saturday.
China's southern province of Guangdong reported two new Zika infections on Saturday, according to local health authorities.
Five people have been confirmed dead in a residential building collapse in east China's Jiangxi Province, after rescuers retrieved four more bodies Saturday.