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China People's Congress

China advisory body pushes 2025 goals and Hong Kong 'patriots'

CPPCC head Wang Yang declares 'new stage of development' as parliament opens

Wang Yang, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, speaks at the opening session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 4.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- China's annual parliament sessions kicked off on Thursday, with its leadership rallying behind long-term development goals and moving to strengthen oversight of Hong Kong.

The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a top advisory body and one of the country's two policymaking organs, began in Beijing with a call to accelerate major science and technology projects aimed at modernizing the industrial supply chain.

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