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The 1st Session of the 12th National People's Congress open 20130305
The 12th National People's Congress held in 2013
Great Hall Of The People At Night
The Great Hall of the People, where the NPC convenes

The National People's Congress (usually abbreviated NPC) is the national legislature of the People's Republic of China. It had 2,987 members in 2013. It is the largest parliament in the world. Under China's current Constitution, the NPC is unicameral; it is not divided into a lower house and an upper house. It the power to legislate, to oversee the operations of the government, and the power to elect the major officers of state.

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