Live: China's National People's Congress convenes second plenary session
China's National People's Congress convenes its second plenary session at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing. On today's agenda, Standing Committee Chairman Li Zhanshu delivers the committee's work report to the lawmakers. The deputies will then hear work reports from the Supreme People's Court and from China's top prosecutor, the Supreme People's Procuratorate.
Known as the "Two Sessions" – Lianghui in Chinese – the annual meetings of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) are considered among the biggest events on the Chinese political calendar. Deputies attending this year's gathering are ready to put forward proposals on major political, economic and social issues.