两会(Liăng huì ), “two meetings”, describes two annual summit meetings that take place in China every year in March, starting today.
The first is of the 人大 (Réndà), the Chinese equivalent of the US Congress, the highest legislative body in the country, which also elects the Standing Committee and the President.
The second is of the 政协 (Zhèngxié), the forum where the eight non-Communist parties and other interest organizations voice their opinions.
The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the government’s annual report and propose new ideas.
3,000+ journalists attend, not least to interview ministers during the tradition-steeped procession into the building.
The reporter in charge of coordinating the question time is known on social media for his steadfastness - ministers are often very talkative, and this brave soul sometimes has to literally push ministers out of the way to make way for who’s next in line.
"Please, minister, others need to speak too!" People.com.cn