Every year in March, the word lianghui (两会) or two sessions is the most popular phrase in the Chinese media. The two sessions refer to the full meetings of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
The NPC is described by Chinese law as the "highest state power organ," and also the country's highest legislative body.
The CPPCC is a united front organization with wide ranging representation. It is an important organ of multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.
Almost all the important topics of concern among officials and the public are addressed during the sessions.