China’s top legislature adopts development plan, closes annual session

Chinese lawmakers on Thursday approved the country’s development blueprint for the next five to 15 years and adopted a decision on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the closing meeting of China’s annual legislative session.

The fourth session of the 13th National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, concluded on Thursday afternoon after a seven-day gathering.

They passed resolutions on the implementation of the 2020 plan and on the 2021 plan for national economic and social development.

They also passed the resolutions on the execution of the central and local budgets for 2020 and and approved the central budget for 2021.

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, called on the NPC to adhere to a people-centered approach in its work when delivering a speech at the meeting. Deputies should play a principal role in the work of the congress.

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