Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, presides over a chairpersons' meeting of the 13th NPC Standing Committee in Beijing, capital of China, May 18, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
BEIJING, May 18 (Xinhua) -- The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, met on Monday in Beijing to prepare for the upcoming NPC annual session.
Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the first plenary meeting of the committee's session.
Lawmakers deliberated the work report of the NPC Standing Committee, a draft agenda of the NPC annual session, a draft name list of the session's presidium and secretary-general and a draft name list of non-voting participants.
They also heard a report on deputy qualifications and reviewed personnel bills.
On Monday, the Council of Chairpersons of the NPC Standing Committee also held a meeting to hear reports on the deliberations of the above drafts and bills.