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National People's Congress: Highest organ of state power and legislature of the People's Republic of China
The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, normally referred to as the National People's Congress, is the highest organ of state power and the national legislature of the People's Republic of China. With 2,980 members in 2018, it is the largest parliamentary body in the world. The National People's Congress meets in full session for roughly two weeks each year and votes on important pieces of legislation. Members are considered to be part-time legislators and are not paid.

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China's parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill [Video]

China's parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill

China's parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved directly imposing national security legislation on Hong Kong to tackle secession, subversion, terrorism, and foreign interference in a city roiled..

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COVID-19: 'China will never stop moving forward', says Chinese Foreign Minister [Video]

COVID-19: 'China will never stop moving forward', says Chinese Foreign Minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi while addressing press conference for the third session of National People's Conference asserted that while world will never be the same again, however, China will not..

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China National People's Congress focuses on economic recovery [Video]

China National People's Congress focuses on economic recovery

Premier Li Keqiang says Beijing spared no effort in containing the coronavirus outbreak but the economic fallout is immense.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

China's parliament approves Hong Kong security law

china's parliament approves hong kong security law
The National People's Congress (NPC) is meeting in Beijing this week after a two-month delay because of the pandemic. While it did have the chance to vote on the bill - referred to as the Draft..
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China’s president orders military to prepare for war

china’s president orders military to prepare for war
Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered China’s armed forces to “comprehensively” strengthen the training of troops and be prepared for war, as tensions rise between Beijing and a number of..
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China’s Two Sessions send world a message

china’s two sessions send world a message
Last Friday, China started its annual political season, as the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) met in Beijing after a 78-day..
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Live Coronavirus Updates: World Deaths and Cases

Immunizations are falling because of pandemic disruptions, raising fears of surges in preventable disease. Lockdowns complicate the Muslim holiday Eid. China’s National People’s Congress offers a..
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Britain to Quarantine All Incoming Air Travelers: Live Coronavirus Coverage

Hundreds of thousands of displaced face pandemic risks. Lockdowns complicate the Muslim holiday Eid. China’s National People’s Congress offers a show of strength.
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Pompeo blasts Beijing’s national security bill as ‘death knell’ for Hong Kong’s autonomy

pompeo blasts beijing’s national security bill as ‘death knell’ for hong kong’s autonomy
Foreign Policy Pompeo blasts Beijing’s national security bill as ‘death knell’ for Hong Kong’s autonomy The warning from America’s top diplomat came as lawmakers in the National People’s..
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China abandons growth target for first time in years amid 'great uncertainty' over coronavirus recovery

china abandons growth target for first time in years amid 'great uncertainty' over coronavirus recovery
Parting with years of precedent, China abandoned its growth target for 2020, in acknowledgement that there is "great uncertainty" facing the country as it looks to restart its economy after the..
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China congress safety means virus tests for media

With the opening of China's National People's Congress on Thursday after a two-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Beijing signaled a return to normality. (May 22)  
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China hikes defence budget to $179 billion, nearly three times that of India

China, which has the world's largest military of two million troops, will continue to lower its defence budget growth rate to 6.6 per cent in 2020, according to a draft budget report presented on..
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China kicks off delayed Parliament session

china kicks off delayed parliament session
China kicked off its delayed annual Parliament session on Friday with the government avoiding to set any specific target for this year's GDP, citing uncertainties arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic,..
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China omits 2020 growth target amid "great uncertainty" over pandemic

china omits 2020 growth target amid great uncertainty over pandemic
China on Friday abandoned setting an economic growth target for 2020, citing "great uncertainty" over the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world's second-largest economy. It is the first time..
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National People's Congress: China's parliament meets for post-virus show of strength

The session comes as China emerges from the virus crisis, and appears set to limit Hong Kong's freedoms.
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Factbox: What to expect from China's annual meeting of parliament

About 3,000 delegates to the annual gathering of China's largely rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress, will gather in Beijing on Friday to discuss political and economic policy.
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