China's top legislature to open session on Sunday

Indo Asian News Service

Beijing, March 4 (IANS) The annual session of China's top legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), is scheduled to open on Sunday in Beijing, a spokesperson announced on Saturday.

The fifth session of the 12th NPC will conclude on March 15, said Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the session.

A 169-member presidium for the session has been elected at a preparatory meeting, Xinhua news agency reported.

The presidium convened its first meeting on Saturday morning and adopted the session's agenda, she said.

National lawmakers will deliberate six reports including the government work report, draft general provisions of civil law, and three bills concerning the election of deputies to the 13th NPC, Fu added.