Delegates joke and scowl at the “Two Sessions,” the annual meetings of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Click any image to launch the gallery view.
March 7, the second full meeting of the first session of the 12th CPPCC is held in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. Committee member Song Zuying (right) presides over the meeting and greets other committee members. (NetEase)
March 7, a foreign journalist covering the Two Sessions lies on the floor in the Great Hall of the People to take a photograph. (NetEase)
March 7, Beijing, the NPC begins. Pictured are two security officers sitting at the meeting site. (NetEase)
March 3, Beijing, a female anchor covers the Two Sessions.
March 8, Xi Jinping takes part in deliberations alongside the Jiangsu Province delegation during the first session of the 12th NPC. Here, Xi poses for a photo with female delegates.
March 8, Minister of Transport Yang Chuantang (center) is “intercepted” by reporters en route to an all-hands meeting. (NetEase)
March 8, hostesses jump for a group photo in Tiananmen Square. (NetEase)
March 8, Japanese journalists protect themselves from the smog outside the Great Hall of the People. (NetEase)
March 8, military delegates in Tiananmen Square. (NetEase)
March 9, outgoing foreign minister Yang Jiechi makes his way to a press conference in the Great Hall of the People.
a Tibetan delegate offers a ceremonial scarf, or hada, to Xi Jinping. (Xinhua)
March 9, a hostess sits at attention during a press conference at the Media Center in Haidian, Beijing.