Polls published on CCTV.com show the public is most concerned with medical and housing issues for the upcoming sessions of the NPC and the CPPCC. Education and an Olympic-driven boost to the Chinese economy are also high on the agenda.
The annual sessions of the NPC and CPPCC are set to open this week and everyday issues are in the spotlight. The general public hope some of the most pressing topics will be addressed during the two conferences.
A Beijing resident said, "I am most concerned about the issue of housing. My son's family can't afford the current high price of flats."
CCTV.COM has conducted more than 100 surveys on the topic. Millions have logged on to express their views about the two sessions and vote for the issues they deem most important.
Wen Ti, Deputy General Manager of CCTV.COM, said, "Online viewers have responded enthusiastically to our surveys. The most talked-about issue is the medical one, accounting for about 19% of the votes. The second hottest is housing at 16%. Olympics-related issues have also drawn a large number of votes."
Other issues getting votes include employment, inflation, agricultural policy, reforms of governmental organizations and emergency relief measures after accidents and natural disasters.
CCTV Repoter Liu Ming said, "All of these issues will be among the hottest topics of discussion at the annual sessions of the NPC and CPPCC. Some drafts will be finalized into laws by the NPC. During the next two weeks, our reporters will be tracking down all the key stories, and helping you to understand what's going on behind-the-scenes."