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China Parliamentary Sessions 2015i

The annual Chinese "lianghui" of 2015, or plenary meetings of China's top legislative and consultative bodies, the National People's Congress and the National People's Consultative Conference, takes place in Beijing in early to mid-March. It is one of the most important opportunities to observe China’s political, economic and social trends.

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Hours after the curtain came down on the annual session of China's national parliament, news emerged of the arrests of two more senior officials in the sweeping crackdown on corruption.

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China is studying further changes to its population control policy, Premier Li Keqiang said, amid intense speculation and debate over whether the country will completely throw out the one-child policy.

Premier Li Keqiang admitted that China would face difficulties meeting its growth target but vowed to press ahead with "painful reforms" to cut red tape and spur growth through innovation.

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