The 17th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is held in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2012. Jia Qinglin, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, presided over the meeting on Monday. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)
Liao Zongsheng shows his old house at Xinmin Village of Xiajiang County, east China's Jiangxi Province, March 11, 2012. Local government invested over 1.2 million yuan (about 190,000 U.S. dollars) in 2011 to build new houses for poverty-stricken families. Liao's family was one of the 36 beneficiaries who get their housing for free thanks to the government project. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)
Liao Zongsheng and his family enjoy themselves at their new home at Xinmin Village of Xiajiang County, east China's Jiangxi Province, March 11, 2012. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)
Workers and construction machinery are seen repairing the roadbed of a section of the new Hanyi High-speed Railway that collapsed in Nanwan Village of Qianjiang city in central China's Hubei province, March 12, 2012. The roadbed of a 300-meter section rail collapsed on March 9, and workers working the section said heavy rain in the past few days may have caused the problem. The Hanyi High-speed Railway, which links the provincial capital Wuhan and Yichang city, is expected to open in May. The collapsed part has already undergone test runs. The 291-km Hanyi railway, constructed by the China Railway 12th Bureau Group Co., will be a major high-speed rail in central China. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)
Examinees wait to enter the exam site for public servant selection in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu province, March 11, 2012. Jiangsu Province kicked off its public servant recruitment exam on Sunday. Some 229,450 examinees took part in the exam, hitting a record high.
Tibetan girls born in-exile are seen holding their national flags and bandanas for a protest march marking the 53rd anniversary of the Tibetan Women's Uprising Day in New Delhi on March 12, 2012. The women's uprising day comes two days after the March 10, 1959 Tibetan Uprising, where thousands of women joined scores of Tibetans already gathered in front of the Potala Palace in protest against Chinese occupation.
A Chinese man walks past a restaurant in Beijing, China, Monday, March 12, 2012. The head of China's central bank says Monday there is room to ease curbs on bank lending to support economic growth but gave no indication when regulators plan to do that.
China's Central Bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan arrives for a news conference during the ongoing National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliament, in Beijing March 12, 2012. China will manage its $3.2 trillion of foreign currency reserves more creatively to ensure "effective" results, its central bank said on Monday, as it vowed to work harder to free the country's tightly controlled financial markets.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 11: Gold medalist Aries Merritt of the United States and silver medalist Lui Xiang of China celebrate after the Menís 60 Metres Hurdles Final during day three of the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena on March 11, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey
A young Chinese boy gets a feel of a special police squad sniper rifle in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on March 11, 2012.
Winner Yeung Yiu-fai, from Hong Kong, makes his latte during the Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Championships at the Javits Center in New York, March 11, 2012. The latte art was judged in a number of different categories such as aesthetic beauty and color infusion, among others.