National People’s Congress

Ethnic minority delegates (C) walk to th...Ethnic minority delegates (C) walk to the hall before the closing ceremony of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 13, 2013. China's annual show of political theatre, the National People's Congress, closed on March 13 -- the first under a new Communist Party leadership facing intractable problems including endemic corruption, slowing economic growth and tensions with neighbouring countries.    AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HINGOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Ethnic minority delegates approach the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, before the closing ceremony of the National People’s Congress. The annual show of political theatre, the first under a new Communist party leadership, ended on Thursday

Workers clean black marks off the portrait of China's late leader Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the Forbidden City near the Great Hall of the People where the NPC is taking place, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing...Workers clean black marks off the portrait of China's late leader Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the Forbidden City near the Great Hall of the People where the National People's Congress (NPC) is taking place, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, in this photo taken by Kyodo March 6, 2014. The portrait appeared to have been vandalized, Kyodo news reported. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS,

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Workers clean black marks off the portrait of China‘s late leader Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the Forbidden City near the Great Hall of the People where the National People’s Congress is taking place, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing Read more

China NPC...epaselect epa04110125 Attendants pour water for tea at the opening session of the National Peoples Congress (NPC) in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 05 March 2014. The NPC has over 3,000 delegates and is the world's largest parliament or legislative assembly though its function is largely as a formal seal of approval for the policies fixed by the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW

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Attendants pour water for tea at the opening session of the National People’s Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Read more

Chinese security personnel form up before the arrival of delegates at the Great Hall of the People to attend sessions of National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Security personnel await the arrival of delegates at the Great Hall of the People to attend sessions of National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China Read more