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NPC annual session to open on March 5

Updated: Mar 4,2018 2:02 PM     Xinhua

Zhang Yesui (C), spokesperson for the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), speaks during a news conference on the NPC session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2018. The first session of the 13th NPC will open in Beijing on March 5. [Photo/Xinhua]

The first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s national legislature, is set to open on March 5 and last 15 and a half days, a spokesperson said on March 4.

Apart from the reviewing of reports including a government work report, NPC deputies will deliberate on a draft revision to China’s Constitution, a draft supervision law, and a reform plan for State Council institutions, Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the first session of the 13th NPC, said at a news conference in Beijing.

The deputies will also elect and decide on members of state organs, Zhang said.

The session will conclude on the morning of March 20.

Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), speaks during a news conference on the NPC session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

A journalist asks questions during the news conference held by the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Zhang Yesui (C), spokesperson for the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), attends a news conference on the NPC session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Zhang Yesui (C), spokesperson for the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), answers questions during a news conference on the NPC session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

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