A paramilitary police officer stands guard in Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People. The National People's Congress formally opens on Thursday. Photo: Associated Press A paramilitary police officer stands guard in Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People. The National People's Congress formally opens on Thursday. Photo: Associated Press
A paramilitary police officer stands guard in Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People. The National People's Congress formally opens on Thursday. Photo: Associated Press

Beijing delegates banned from ‘checking social media, playing games on phone’ at congress

Some representatives were criticised last year by the Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily for ‘breach of duty’ during parliamentary sessions

Topic |   China Parliamentary Sessions 2015
A paramilitary police officer stands guard in Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People. The National People's Congress formally opens on Thursday. Photo: Associated Press A paramilitary police officer stands guard in Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People. The National People's Congress formally opens on Thursday. Photo: Associated Press
A paramilitary police officer stands guard in Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People. The National People's Congress formally opens on Thursday. Photo: Associated Press
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