In China, with strict security measures, the annual session of the parliament began

Security and surveillance have been increased on the streets of Beijing for the arrival of thousands of parliamentarians participating in two sessions - the parliament itself and the consultative assembly.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony, Photo: Reuters
Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony, Photo: Reuters
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China's annual parliamentary session has begun and is the main political meeting where the country's ambitions for 2024 will be announced, amid "great concern" over unemployment and an economic slowdown.

Security and surveillance have been increased on the streets of Beijing for the arrival of thousands of parliamentarians participating in two sessions - the parliament itself and the consultative assembly.

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photo: Reuters

The debates started at 15:00 local time (7:00 CET) with an opening ceremony attended by the President of China.

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photo: Reuters

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