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New faces at China's parliament, the National People's Congress, this year include those of executives from fast-growing tech companies. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)
China People's Congress 2018

Internet executives well represented at China's National Congress

Revised membership of 'two meetings' reflects Beijing's industrial policy

SHUNSUKE TABETA, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- March is a month of politics in China. On Monday, the 2,980 representatives of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, gathered here for a two-week session to discuss, or rubber stamp, the policies proposed by the Chinese Communist Party.

This year, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of internet entrepreneurs serving as delegates, as well as heads of companies related to electric vehicles, aerospace and surveillance cameras.

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