China's national legislature opens annual session

Added On March 5, 2015

The 12th National People's Congress, China's national legislature, opened its third annual session Thursday morning at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Premier Li Keqiang delivered his annual government work report at the opening meeting, chaired by Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee and executive chairperson of the session's presidium.

Nearly 3,000 NPC deputies from across the country attended the opening along with top Party and state leaders Xi Jinping, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli.