Hong Kong media reported today that the sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) to be held next week have been compressed and are expected to end on March 11 due to the outbreak of the New Coronavirus (CCP).
The 4th meeting of the 13th National People’s Congress and the 4th meeting of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference will be held in Beijing on March 5 and 4, respectively. The Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao reported, citing sources, that the duration of this year’s session is compressed compared to the past, ending on the 11th.
In previous years, the National People’s Congress ended around the middle of March, but last year, due to the Epidemic, it was delayed until the end of May, and the session was reduced to one week.
The National health Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) reported on its website in the morning that there were no confirmed cases in China on Feb. 27, and all six cases were imported from outside the country. In Beijing, where the two meetings were held, the health commission has continued to report no confirmed local cases for nearly a month, but the real outbreak is a mystery.
On Feb. 27, the office building in Beijing’s Daxing District Economic Development Zone was suddenly called offline and all personnel working there were scheduled to sample outside the building. This is another suspected outbreak in Daxing District following the sudden closure of the Rongjing Lidu district in Yizhuang, Daxing District, Beijing on February 26. On the same day, February 27, the village of Gucheng in Shunyi District, Beijing, was suddenly sealed off and no one was allowed to travel.
But the official media did not report the local epidemic news, and the local local cases have been “zero” for a long Time. Some analysts say the epidemic may not have stopped in China, but public opinion is tightly controlled as Beijing approaches its two sessions.