China to hold Parliament session in March to approve key plans

Updated: few hours ago

Beijing, Dec 26 (PTI) China will hold its annual Parliament session on March 5 next year to approve a host of key laws, including the 14th Five-Year Plan and President Xi Jinping’s ambitious long-range strategic developmental initiatives, according to an official announcement here on Saturday.

Every year, the annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), comprising about 3,000 legislators, mostly from the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), holds the meeting in early March but it was postponed to May this year for the first time in its history due to the coronavirus pandemic which emerged in Wuhan city in December last year and spread to the country and the rest of the world.