Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, March 04, 2016

Chinese legislature meets

Imagine 3,000 legislators meeting for a week to carry out a year's worth of government business. No filibusters, please.

Q. and A.: How China’s National People’s Congress Works
The annual session of China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress, is a carefully crafted pageant intended to convey the image of a transparent, responsive government. While the congress is often dismissed as a rubber stamp, the session can provide important clues to the government’s priorities.
NPC Delegates
Here’s what you need to know about the session, which opens in Beijing on Saturday.
  • Q. Does the congress have any real power?
  • Q. So what should you watch for?
  • Q. What will happen this year?
  • Q. How much debate is there?

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