2017 NPC Session: Schedule of Press Conferences (UPDATED)

The Press Center of the 5th Session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) has released a preliminary schedule of press conferences to be held during the Session, as (almost completely) translated below.

In the next ten days, other outlets’ reports, commentaries, or analyses relating to those press conferences will appear regularly on this Blog’s Twitter feed. We ask our readers to send us such links by leaving comments, messaging us, or tweeting to us.

The following schedule is subject to change. For the newest information, please follow us on Twitter (or check back here often if you aren’t on Twitter).

All times are in China Standard Time (UTC +8:00). Only the guests’ official affiliations are indicated (except for the last press conference).

Links to transcripts and videos of press conferences will be added when available.

March 6 (Monday)

10 AM: Economic and social development & macroeconomic regulation and control
National Development and Reform Commission

March 7 (Tuesday)

9 AM: Fiscal work & fiscal and tax reform
Ministry of Finance

10:45 AM: Advancing supply-side structural reform of agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture

4:15 PM: Poverty alleviation efforts
State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development

March 8 (Wednesday)

10 AM: China’s foreign policy and foreign relations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

March 9 (Thursday)

10:45 AM: Draft General Provisions of the Civil Code & NPC’s legislative work
Legislative Affairs Commissions of NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC)

2:30 PM: State-owned enterprises reform
State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission

4:15 PM: Strengthening ecological and environmental protection
Ministry of Environmental Protection

March 10 (Friday)

9 AM: NPC’s supervisory work
Four NPC special committees, NPCSC Budgetary Affairs Commission & NPCSC General Office

10:45 AM: Financial reform and development
People’s Bank of China

3 PM: Deepening commercial system reform
State Administration for Industry and Commerce

March 11 (Saturday)

9 AM: Advancing the implementation of “Made in China 2025” strategy
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

10:45 AM: Reform and development of health and family planning in the first year of the “13th Five-Year Plan” period
National Health and Family Planning Commission

3 PM: Progress and effect of implementing the strategy of innovation-driven development in 2016 and priorities in 2017
Ministry of Science and Technology

4:30 PM: Reform and opening up, structural adjustments & innovation-driven development
Ministry of Commerce

March 12 (Sunday)

3 PM: Education reform and development
Ministry of Education

March 14 (Tuesday)

10 AM: Quality improvement
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine

March 15 (Wednesday)

Approx. 10:30 AM.
Premier Li Keqiang

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