i) Zhang Chuanwei, a Deputy to the NPC who is also Chairman of Mingyang Smart Energy, a wind turbine manufacturer and clean energy integrated solution provider based in South China's Guangdong Province, proposed on May 23 that China should accelerate the pace in the adjustment of its energy structure to shape a clean energy support belt around the sea by building multiple wind power projects on the sea. He said China should build up and multiply "Three Gorges projects on the sea", which focuses on wind power in the ocean-based exclusive economic zones 12 nautical miles to 200 nautical miles in the South China, East China, Yellow and Bohai Seas.

ii) Zhao Xiaojin, Party Chief of the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and a member of the 13th CPPCC National Committee, said on the sidelines of the 'Big Two' on May 23 that Chinese space industry insiders are considering using the country's upcoming space station as a facility for large-scale space-borne biology experiments in order to constantly increase China's ability to safeguard its biosecurity.  He also disclosed that China plans to send two more advanced Earth observation satellites from the Gaofen satellite family in 2020, and will conduct a Mars sample return mission by around 2030, as well as a Jovian System probe mission.

iii) On the sidelines of the 'Big Two', China's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Changfu's comment "I can definitely say that China will have no food crisis, with absolute grain security" stirred discussion on China's microblog platform Weibo on May 23. Some Chinese netizens said China's grain storage could sustain the country for more than one year, the grain self-sufficiency period for rice and wheat that the Agriculture Minister announced on May 22, for a country with 1.4 billion people. Han Chanfu's comments came as many grain exporting countries around the world have stopped or reduced their exports amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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