Lawmakers gather for annual National People’s Congress in Beijing


About 3,000 lawmakers from across China have arrived in Beijing for the annual session of the NPC. CCTV’s Han Peng filed this report from Beijing.


  • The National People’s Congress is the highest organization of state power in China with thousands of deputies from around the country.
  • Anti-corruption and anti-graph measures take a top spot in this year’s NPC/ CPPCC talks.
  • 39 deputies to the National People’s Congress have been stripped of their posts or have resigned in the past two years.
  • China’s increased defense budget is also a top priority on the list of topics discussed.
  • China is deeply concerned about its environmental problems with laws being drafted to improve soil and water quality.

Professor Yang of University of Chicago discusses NPC press conference

CCTV America interviewed Dali Yang, professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Chicago.