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Beijing's Great Hall of the People during the National People's Congress on March 5   © Kyodo
China People's Congress 2018

What to expect from China's top-level political meetings

Seven things to watch as thousands of delegates converge on Beijing

| China

March is an especially political time in China, with the annual meetings of two top-level national political bodies, the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. The meetings bring together about 5,000 delegates from around the country, including ones representing the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. They are all converging at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for two weeks starting March 3. Here are seven things to watch this year:

1. Constitutional amendments

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