Chinese hostesses fill the teacups of deputies before the opening session of the First Session of the 12th National Committee of the National Peoples Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 5 March 2013. The National Peoples Congress (NPC), Chinas top legislature, opened its annual session in Beijing on Tuesday (5 March 2013). The First Session of the 12th National Committee of the NPC is scheduled to last 12 days and to conclude on March 17.
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