In Pics: New Lineup of Deputies to 13th National People's Congress

March 8, 2018  Editor: Chen Caixia
Deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) walk to the Great Hall of the People for the opening meeting of the first session of the 13th NPC in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2018. The 13th NPC convened its first session in early March. Among 2,980 deputies, more women, farmers and workers, but fewer officials sat on China's top legislature. The new lineup has 742 women, accounting for 24.9 percent of the total, up 1.5 percentage points from the previous NPC. A total of 468 deputies are workers and farmers. Their share has grown by 2.28 percentage points to 15.7 percent. The 1,011 Party and government cadres still form the largest bulk, but its share has dropped to 33.93 percent. Professionals number 613, accounting for 20.57 percent. About a quarter are re-elected deputies with the overall turnover rate in the national legislature remaining high. There are 438 ethnic minority deputies, representing all of China's 55 ethnic minority groups. [Xinhua/Yang Zongyou]
Deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) walk to the Great Hall of the People for the opening meeting of the first session of the 13th NPC in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2018. The 13th NPC convened its first session in early March. [Xinhua/Li Ran]
File photo taken on March 5, 2017 shows Zhang Xiaoqing, a staff of Sunward Intelligent Equipment Group and then a deputy to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), is seen at a conference room in Beijing, capital of China. Zhang Xiaoqing is reelected as a deputy to the 13th NPC, which convened its first session in early March. [Xinhua/Huang Qiqing]
File photo taken on Feb. 24, 2018 shows doctor Yang Lianying of Miao ethnic group, a newly-elected deputy to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), examines health for a child at a village clinic in Henan Village of Xinhua Township in Pingbian Miao Autonomous County of southwest China's Yunnan Province. The 13th NPC convened its first session in early March. [Xinhua/Yang Zongyou]
File photo taken on March 3, 2008 shows Kang Houming (L), Hu Xiaoyan (C) and Zhu Xueqin, then the only three migrant worker deputies to the 11th National People's Congress (NPC), are seen during the NPC session in Beijing, capital of China. The 13th NPC convened its first session in early March. [Xinhua]

 

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