How does China’s political structure work?

19th CPC National Congress

China’s most important political gathering this year will kick off in just a few days. Known as the “Two Sessions”, the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) – the country’s top legislature – and the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) – the country’s top political advisory body – will start their first annual sessions on March 5 and 3, respectively.

Held four months after the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), this is set to be the most highly anticipated Two Sessions in recent years.

What is China’s National People’s Congress (NPC)? What’s the difference between this meeting and CPC’s National Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)? This video explains.


China's Political Structure

What is China's CPC central committee? What are China's NPC and CPPCC? This video explains.