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China: Two Grand Meetings

Liu Tian-chao felts that the National People's Congress (NPC) and the China People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is similar to the Spring Festival Gala [zh]. The representatives’ speeches are repetitions of political clichés and their opinions are usually not as concrete as those in the internet.

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