General view of the opening session of the plenum at the Great Hall of the People. As for the CPPCC plenary session, its budget last year was 70 million yuan (HK$88 million), according to its website. This means more than 32,600 yuan was spent on each of the 2,143 delegates at the 10-day session. Photo: EPA General view of the opening session of the plenum at the Great Hall of the People. As for the CPPCC plenary session, its budget last year was 70 million yuan (HK$88 million), according to its website. This means more than 32,600 yuan was spent on each of the 2,143 delegates at the 10-day session. Photo: EPA
General view of the opening session of the plenum at the Great Hall of the People. As for the CPPCC plenary session, its budget last year was 70 million yuan (HK$88 million), according to its website. This means more than 32,600 yuan was spent on each of the 2,143 delegates at the 10-day session. Photo: EPA

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Topic |   China Parliamentary Sessions 2015
General view of the opening session of the plenum at the Great Hall of the People. As for the CPPCC plenary session, its budget last year was 70 million yuan (HK$88 million), according to its website. This means more than 32,600 yuan was spent on each of the 2,143 delegates at the 10-day session. Photo: EPA General view of the opening session of the plenum at the Great Hall of the People. As for the CPPCC plenary session, its budget last year was 70 million yuan (HK$88 million), according to its website. This means more than 32,600 yuan was spent on each of the 2,143 delegates at the 10-day session. Photo: EPA
General view of the opening session of the plenum at the Great Hall of the People. As for the CPPCC plenary session, its budget last year was 70 million yuan (HK$88 million), according to its website. This means more than 32,600 yuan was spent on each of the 2,143 delegates at the 10-day session. Photo: EPA
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