Yu Zhengsheng (C front), Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presides over the opening meeting of the 9th session of the Standing Committee of the 12th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing, capital of China on Feb. 27, 2015. [Photo: Xinhua]
Preparations have begun for this year's "lianghui," or 'two sessions."
Members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, this country's main political advisory body, have met on Sunday to prepare for the annual sessions, which are set to begin later this week.
This year's sessions will see both advisors and lawmakers discuss the coming 5-year plan.
Officials are also due to go over the government's annual work report, as well as discuss a number of proposed new laws.
The CPPCC sessions, which begin ahead of the National People's Congress, are set to get underway on Thursday.