What is the "Lianghui"?

Both CPPCC National Committee and NPC plenary sessions are often called the " Lianghui" (Two Meetings), making important level political decisions.

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    NPC (The National People's Congress):

    the China's version of the legislative branch of government, meets once a year for about 10 days in March.

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    CPPCC (The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference):

    meets at the same time as the NPC, is a political advisory body.

The two meetings are established in provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, towns, ethnic townships etc.
The "Beijing Lianghui" are the local top level meetings which closed Jan 20th 2017. The "National Lianghui" is scheduled in March in Beijing.

Who attends and what are their main functions?

2017 Beijing “Lianghui”

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    Integration of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region

    A "capital circle" in China, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region includes Beijing, Tianjin and 11 prefecture-level cities in Hebei provinces, such as Baoding, Tangshan, Langfang, Shijiazhuang, Cangzhou, Qinhuangdao, Zhangjiakou, Chengde, Handan, Xingtai and Hengshui. Among them, Beijing, Tianjin, Baoding and Langfang are core functional areas in the middle part.

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    Construction of Urban Sub-center

    The administrative sub-center is to mainly relocate the administrative function, and the urban sub-center relocates almost all of urban functions. According to the new presentation by the Central Politburo, more all non-capital functions than the administrative center, followed by construction of supporting facilities, will be moved to Tongzhou, making Tongzhou become Beijing's second center and the central node of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration initiative.

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    Dispersal of Non-capital Functions

    There is a close relationship between the dispersal of non-capital functions and further improvement in Beijing's worldwide influence. Dispersal of some functions that do not comply with the development goals of worldwide cities can directly raise the international influence of a city, according to the development experience of some metropolis regions with a large population including Tokyo and Seoul.

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    PM2.5 Air Pollution Control Is Ongoing

    On November 21, 2016, the newly revised "Heavy Air Pollution Contingency Plan in Beijing Municipality" was released, and will enter into force as of December 15, 2016. Thus, Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei regions will have a unified warning classification standard for the first time, and issue warning indicated in multiple colors.

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    CPC meeting discusses draft government work report

    At the meeting, China's top leadership pledged to stick to the basic tone of "seeking progress while maintaining stability" in 2017, aiming for more progress from supply-side structural reform. The meeting highlighted the significance of 2017 as the 19th CPC National Congress will convene.

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