Sessions

This page provides an overview of the sessions the NPC and its Standing Committee have held since March 2013. This page also archives our blogposts that covered those sessions since October 2016, listed reverse-chronologically at the end of this page. In the tables immediately below, the ordinal numbers denote the NPC Standing Committee’s regular sessions unless otherwise noted. You can click on each hyperlinked number to view a list of relevant posts; sessions that we did not cover are not hyperlinked. Future regular sessions are given in italics.

13th NPC (2018–)

2018201920202021*20222023
January8th (special)25th
February9th16th26th32nd38th (final)
March1st (NPC)
1st
2nd (NPC)4th (NPC)5th (NPC)
April2nd10th17th27th33rd
May18th (special)
3rd (NPC)
June3rd11th19th
20th
28th34th
July4th (special)
August5th12th21st29th35th
September13th (special)
October6th14th22nd30th36th
November23rd (special)
December7th15th24th31st37th
* Under the Communist Party’s Five-Year Plan on Building the Rule of Law in China (2020–2025), released in January 2021, it appears that the NPCSC will hold regular sessions more often than every two months, but the exact frequency is not yet clear (as of January 2021).

12th NPC (2013–2018)

201320142015201620172018
January32nd (special)
February7th13th19th26th33rd (final)
March1st (NPC)
1st
2th (NPC)3rd (NPC)4th (NPC)5th (NPC)
April2nd8th14th20th27th
June3rd9th15th21th28th
August4th10th16th22nd29th
September23rd (special)
October5th11th17th24th30th
December6th12th18th25th31st

2021

2020


2019


2018


2017


2016

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