The National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, is to convene its annual session in Beijing on March 5, 2014. And the second annual session of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee will open on March 3, 2014.
What is NPC/CPPCC? 1-min explanation here:
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||National Health and Family Planning Commission
||Spokesman/Director of the News and Publicity Office
||The Ministry of Environmental Protection
||Deputy Director of the Department of Environmental Monitoring
||State owned assets supervision and Administration Commission
||Director of the Research Center
||The Ministry of Commerce
||Spokesman/Director of the Secretariat of China International Trade Representative
||National Bureau of Statistics
||Spokesman/Director of the Department of Comprehensive Statistics of the National Economy
The National People’s Congress (NPC) is the supreme organ of state power in China. It is composed of NPC deputies who are elected according to law from 35 electoral units from the people’s congresses of provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government, the People’s Liberation Army, the deputy election council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Taiwan compatriots’ consultation election council. Each congress is elected for a term of five years.
CPPCC, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, is a political advisory body in the People’s Republic of China. The organization consists of delegates from a range of political parties and organizations, as well as independent members, in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The proportion of representation of the various parties is determined by established convention, negotiated between the parties. The National Committee of the CPPCC is elected for a term of five years. It has a Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Secretary-general.
the CPPCC National Committee has several special committees as well as other working bodies. The special committees operate under the direction of the Standing Committee and the Chair’s Council, and organize CPPCC National Committee members to carry out regular activities. Each special committee consists of a chairperson, several vice-chairpersons and members.
Video Archives of NPC & CPPCC: http://english.cntv.cn/special/archives/homepage/index.shtml