9 am: The second session of the 13th National People’s Congress, the top legislature, opens. Premier Li Keqiang delivers the Government Work Report. Legislators review draft plan for national economic and social development and draft 2019 budgets.
• NPC and CPPCC hold group discussions on the Government Work Report.
• Five national political advisers — including Li Wei, head of the Development Research Center of the State Council, Chen Yulu, vice-governor of the People’s Bank of China, and Liu Bingjiang, head of air quality management at the Ministry of Ecology and Environment — hold a news conference on guarding against major risks, alleviating poverty and controlling pollution.