CPPCC members said they expect the new leaders, who vary greatly in age, academic background and walk of life, will carry on the good practices of their predecessors and make the CPPCC a better platform for socialist democratic consultation.
On Tuesday, a report made by Chaoyang District People's Court said that it heard 188 such lawsuits from January 2015 to March this year; Haidian District People's Court concluded 55 such cases between January 2016 and February this year.
In June 2016, for example, the court rejected the claim of an employment relationship between 56 people and Mei Mei Da, a popular beauty app, because the workers had only provided nail-painting services in accordance with customers information collected by the platform.
"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."
In 112 pages, the English proficiency standard lays down detailed requirements for listening, speaking, reading and writing. It also includes practical skills, such as translating, where standards are rare worldwide.
Investigations are still underway as officers make door-to-door enquires and look through security camera footage.
A delegation put together by Scotland's national tourism agency is coming to the end of a 9-day trade mission to China that it hopes will help attract Chinese millennials to the country, a group it hopes will become a "driving force of growth" for Scottish tourism.