|Literal meaning||two meetings|
The Two Sessions (NPC & CPPCC National Committee annual sessions), or in Chinese Lianghui is a common Mandarin Chinese abbreviation for a pair of organizations which have close relations.
In the Chinese government, the term refers to the annual plenary sessions of the national or local People's Congress and the national or local committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
When referring to politics of the People's Republic of China, "national lianghui" (全国两会) refers to annual plenary sessions of the two organizations that make national-level political decisions: the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
A less common political usage of lianghui is abbreviating the Republic of China's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) in Taipei, and the PRC's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) in Beijing.
- Politics of the People's Republic of China
- National People's Congress (NPC)
- Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)
- All China Lianghui Report 2008 (in Chinese: NCP and CPPCC)