The 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) are being held from March 3-20th. The below calendar provides a breakdown of what to watch on the key dates.
March 3: The CPPCC holds its opening session where the Chairman of the CPPCC delivers the work report of CPPCC Standing Committee.
March 5: The NPC holds its opening session, and Premier Li delivers the annual government work report. The National Development and Reform Commission’s (NDRC) draft plan for national economic and social development and the Ministry of Finance’s budget report are also released. For further information about the government work report, you may access our key takeaways here.
March 6: Press conference hosted by the Chair of the NDRC
March 7: Press conferences hosted by the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Agriculture
March 8: Press conference hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
March 9: Press conference hosted by the Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the Director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE). The work reports by the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) will also be released.
March 10: Press conferences hosted by the Minister of Science and Technology and the Chair of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC)
March 11: The NPC votes on the revised Constitution. In addition, the Minister of Commerce hosts a press conference.
March 13: Explanations about the drafts of the new National Supervision Law and the Reorganization Plan for the State Council are heard.
March 14: The new leadership of the CPPCC is announced, including the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary General, and the CPPCC Standing Committee members. In addition, the Minister of Environmental Protection hosts a press conference.
March 15: The CPPCC holds its closing session.
March 16: Press conference hosted by the Minister of Education.
March 17: The new government leadership line-up is unveiled for the following positions: President, Vice President, Chair of the Central Military Commission (CMC), and Chair of the NPC Standing Committee.
March 18: The new government leadership line-up is unveiled for the following positions: Premier, Vice Chairs of the CMC, the head of the new National Supervision Commission (NSC), President of the SPC, and Procurator-General of the SPP.
March 19: The new government leadership line-up is unveiled for the following positions: Vice Premiers of the State Council, State Councilors, Ministers, Governor of the PBOC, and other senior members of the state bureaucracy.
March 20: On its final day, the NPC votes on the draft resolutions on the government work report, development plans, budgets, the SPC work report, and the SPP work report. The president delivers the keynote speech, and the premier and vice premiers later host a press conference.