Fu Yuhang, an NPC deputy from Sichuan province, said it follows the historical trend for China to deepen reform because some outdated agencies should be eliminated while many others should be merged.
It is hoped that dog owners always keep their dogs on the leash when in public, clean up their dog poo, stop their dogs barking incessantly, never take their dogs into shops and supermarkets as that is against public health laws, and most certainly, never take their dogs onboard the plane, even as though one airline permits that!
Asked about Taiwan's response to Sino-US trade disputes, Ma said a few people in Taiwan wanted to take advantage of the disputes to do things that were "not upright", and have lifted a stone that will "smash their own feet".
"The change in the last 50 years has been astonishing," he said. "I fell in love with the place ... when my wife (Alyce) and I went to Beijing as 'foreign experts' to teach at what was then called the Beijing Foreign Languages Institute. It is now called the Beijing Foreign Studies University, and I still love the place."
This wonderful city, Guangzhou, is home to a fusion of multi-corporations with the world’s biggest banks, hotels, fast foods companies and coffee shops being found rubbing shoulders and making commercial footprints on this majestic business terrain.
Another area of great interest to Mackerras has been China's ethnic groups, which he has written about extensively. In particular, he has taken a great interest in the Uygurs in Northwest China.
"There are still outstanding problems concerning the security of cultural heritage sites," said Chen Peijun, a senior SACH official when briefing on the result of cultural heritage security inspections from last year.