The annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliament, and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body, opened on March 5 and 3, respectively.
People’s Daily Online interviewed Liz Vargas, a Panamanian who has been in China for six years and now teaches Spanish at Beijing International Studies University. She talked about his knowledge and concerns about the annual legislative and political consultative sessions of China.
The following is the interview with Liz Vargas:
People’s Daily Online: What do you know about the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the two political annual sessions of China?
Liz Vargas: It is said that these annual political sessions are very important to the Chinese because many political decisions that directly affect China's development in the future are made during these sessions.
People’s Daily Online: Are you interested in the sessions of NPC and CPPCC? Why?
Liz Vargas: Yes, I am interested in the sessions of NPC and CPPCC. I like China and I am interested in the national system of China and I want to learn about your system.
People’s Daily Online: The 2013 sessions of NPC and CPPCC is the first national political sessions after the leadership transition of the Communist Party of China during the 18th National Congress of the CPC. What topics concern you the most?
Liz Vargas: The transition of national leaders of China concerns me most among other topics.