Glimpse of those waiting in the wings
The National People's Congress annual plenum that ended last week was also a showcase of the nation's rising political stars. In recent sessions, it has become common for central and provincial leaders to take questions from journalists on the NPC sidelines, and most provinces arranged 'open-house discussion' sessions for domestic and overseas media. Our reporters covering the annual national legislative session saw several of these young turks in action. Their first-hand reports provide a glimpse of the personalities and styles of those tipped for promotion in the 18th party congress this autumn.