2018 NPC Session: Schedule of Press Conferences (UPDATED)

UPDATED (Mar. 9, 2018): This post has been updated to reflect changes to the topic of the Ministry of Commerce’s press conference and the time of the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s press conference.

The Press Conference of the 1st Session of the 13th NPC released a preliminary schedule of press conferences on Wednesday. The schedule is partially translated below; for the names and titles of the officials in attendance, please refer to the Chinese text.

This schedule is subject to change. All updates will be reflected in this post and announced on Twitter. Links to transcripts and videos of the press conferences will be added when available. All times in this post are in Beijing Time (UTC +8:00).

Tuesday, March 6

10 a.m.: Innovating and improving macro-control, promoting high-quality development
National Development and Reform Commission

Wednesday, March 7

8:50 a.m.: Fiscal and tax reform and fiscal work
Ministry of Finance

10:30 a.m.: Implementing the rural revitalization strategy, promoting the transformation and upgrading of agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture

3 p.m.: Fighting well the tough battle of targeted poverty alleviation
State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development

Thursday, March 8

10 a.m.: China’s foreign policy and foreign relations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Friday, March 9

10 a.m.: Financial reform and development
People’s Bank of China, State Administration of Foreign Exchange

Saturday, March 10

10:45 a.m.: Accelerating the building of an innovation-oriented country
Ministry of Science and Technology

3 p.m.: Reform and development of state-owned enterprises
State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission

Sunday, March 11

10 a.m.: Making new ground in pursuing opening up on all fronts, promoting the high-quality development of commerce
Ministry of Commerce

5:30 p.m.: Constitutional Amendment
Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC)

Monday, March 12

10 a.m.: NPC’s legislative work
12th NPC Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee, 12th NPC Financial and Economic Affairs Committee, 12th NPC Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee, and NPCSC Legislative Affairs Commission

3 p.m.: NPC’s oversight work
12th NPC Financial and Economic Affairs Committee, 12th NPC Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee, 12th NPC Environmental Protection and Resource Conservation Committee, NPCSC Budgetary Affairs Commission, and NPCSC General Office

Friday, March 16

10 a.m.: Striving to provide each child with a fair and quality education
Ministry of Education

Saturday, March 17

3 p.m.: Fighting the well the tough battle of preventing and controlling pollution
Ministry of Environmental Protection

Tuesday, March 20

After session closes
Premier and Vice Premiers of the State Council

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