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China's most important political week of the year kicked off...

China's most important political week of the year has officially kicked off today (March 5), the two sessions (Lianghui, 两会), the annual plenary sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC), the country’s top legislature, and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a body that advises the government on a range of issues. The two sessions will shape the political and economic agenda of the year.

2021 will mark a series of milestones. The Communist Party of China will celebrate 100 years since its founding on July 23, 1921 and it is the 50th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China’s return to the United Nations. This year’s two sessions is also the start and presentation of the new 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for China.

An important event, certainly in today’s unstable world with the pandemic still in control in many places and political, economic and social tensions increasing around the world.

Read the highlights by CGTN about the government work report which was delivered by Premier Li Keqiang during the opening speech this morning :

Highlights: Premier Li delivers 2021 government work report

#twosessions #beijing #china

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