China's Top Legislature to Convene After Monthslong Delay

By That's GBA, April 29, 2020

0 0

China’s top brass has decided on the convening dates of this year’s Two Sessions (or Lianghui, 两会). 

According to a WeChat post by state-backed People’s Daily, the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), the PRC’s top legislature, will convene on May 22 while the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will start its third annual session a day earlier. As usual, both meetings are to be held in the nation’s capital.

Explainer: Just What Exactly Are the 'Two Sessions'?

Arguably the two biggest political events in China each year, the Two Sessions are the plenary sessions of the NPC and CPPCC, which are responsible for making national-level political decisions.

The announcement is a strong indicator that the Central Government is ready to move forward amid a monthslong public health crisis. In February, China postponed the annual Two Sessions because of the COVID-19 outbreak, which has infected nearly 83,000 people on the Chinese mainland.

[Cover image via Voice of America Chinese]

more news

China Relaxes Restrictions for Chartered Flights

While China’s borders are still largely closed to nonnationals, new developments hint towards a continued gradual reopening.

'China Has Bigfoot Too' – China Untold Podcast Ep.2 Out Now

For this week’s episode of China Untold, host Matt Bossons counts down 10 of his favorite cryptids from the Middle Kingdom.

Popular Video Conferencing App Zoom Limits Access to China Users

New account registration on Zoom is suspended for China-based users, and core features have spotty access without a VPN.

New Meat: Is China Ready for a Plant-Based Future?

China’s growing appetite for animal flesh has triggered alarm bells. Could plant-based ‘meats’ be the key to ensuring the country’s food security?

Everything We Know About China's Border Restrictions So Far

China's travel restrictions for foreigners could actually last until October. Here's what we know so far.

International Airlines Look to Resume Flights to China

International carriers are planning to resume routes to China next month.

Explainer: Just What Exactly Are the 'Two Sessions'?

What are the Two Sessions? Should you care? We're here to answer your questions.

China’s Border Controls Could Ease Next Month, Experts Say

On May 1, China and South Korea opened an ‘express channel’ to accommodate business executives working in key industries.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsSuzhou for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Suzhou With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Suzhou!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.