China concludes its annual parliament session, the full meeting of the largely rubber-stamp People's Congress in Beijing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: China's annual parliamentary session, the full meeting of the largely rubber-stamp National People's Congress (NPC), concluded on Sunday (March 15) in Beijing. Security was high in and around Tiananmen Square on the final day of the NPC. Chinese President Xi Jinping walked into the main meeting room of Beijing's Great Hall of the People followed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, with nearly 2,900 delegates seated. Chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee Zhang Dejiang announced the end of the session after rounds of voting for bills and proposals submitted by delegates during the NPC session. The delegates approved a number of documents, including the government work report, the national economic and social development plan and the central budget. They endorsed the work reports of the NPC Standing Committee, the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate. They also adopted a revision to the Legislation Law. The lawmakers approved the resignations of two NPC Standing Committee members, Chen Jining and Chen Hao, at the closing meeting. Chen Jining took office as Minister of Environmental Protection in February. Chen Hao was appointed vice governor of southwest China's Yunnan province last October and promoted to governor in January.