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China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), opens its annual meeting on Sunday.

The NPC meeting is part of the “two sessions” and is an important window into the central government’s policies on areas from the economy and trade, to diplomacy and science and technology.

The gathering this year caps a twice-a-decade leadership transition in which President Xi Jinping is expected to begin his third term.

Premier Li Keqiang will deliver his last government work report, before Li Qiang, now ranked second in the Communist Party, takes over his responsibilities.

However, the guessing game continues as to who from the Politburo Standing Committee, the top echelon of power, will replace Han Zheng to oversee Hong Kong and Macau affairs.

Follow our live coverage of the NPC opening as it unfolds.

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Reporting by Jane Cai, Minnie Chan, Cyril Ip, Ji Siqi, Xinlu Liang, Kinling Lo, Josephine Ma, Jun Mai, Mia Nulimaimaiti, Luna Sun, Frank Tang, Amber Wang, Kawala Xie, William Zheng and Zhuang Pinghui