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China in the global spotlight as its annual political congress gets underway

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 21, 2020, 7:06 PM UTC / Updated May 22, 2020, 8:51 AM UTCBy Adela Suliman, Dawn Liu and Eric BaculinaoThe huge and highly choreographed set piece of the Chinese political calendar underway Friday with around 3,000 Communist Party officials and military delegates descending on Beijing.Officials who donned face masks and have been tested for the coronavirus, filled the Great Hall of the People — built under Mao Zedong— as party leaders hold court amid the pandemic to pass major legislation for the year ahead.The 13th National People's Congress is predominantly an economic affair, with China settin ...