Sheng Guangzu, minister of railways, is the center of media attention on Sunday after a government reshuffle plan proposes to scrap his ministry.
China's ongoing NPC and CPPCC annual sessions have been viewed by the international community as a fresh start to further reforms in the world's second biggest economy.
The ongoing annual session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) has given Shen Jilan, 84, a chance to consolidate her position as one of the world's most venerable political figures.
The ratio of female deputies in the new top legislature has reached a record high with 23.4 percent -- or 699 out of a total of 2,987 being women.
Liu Yang (second from left), China's first female astronaut and an NPC deputy, joins four other military NPC deputies in a group interview on Thursday.
"You can see a growing number of female officials and legislators in China," said Wang Lixia, deputy governor of Shaanxi province and a deputy to the NPC.