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Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds after the parliament passed a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limit, at the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds after the parliament passed a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limit, at the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing....more

Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds after the parliament passed a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limit, at the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Hotel ushers pick up their hats after they threw to pose for a photo at Tiananmen Square as delegates attend the second plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Hotel ushers pick up their hats after they threw to pose for a photo at Tiananmen Square as delegates attend the second plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Hotel ushers pick up their hats after they threw to pose for a photo at Tiananmen Square as delegates attend the second plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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An attendant and a security officer stand at the entrance to the assembly hall during the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An attendant and a security officer stand at the entrance to the assembly hall during the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An attendant and a security officer stand at the entrance to the assembly hall during the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Former secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the head of China's anti-corruption watchdog, Wang Qishan attends the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Former secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the head of China's anti-corruption watchdog, Wang Qishan attends the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing....more

Former secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the head of China's anti-corruption watchdog, Wang Qishan attends the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A member of the security personnel keeps watch during the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A member of the security personnel keeps watch during the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A member of the security personnel keeps watch during the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A delegate wearing a traditional hat attends a session of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A delegate wearing a traditional hat attends a session of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A delegate wearing a traditional hat attends a session of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Security officers watch a live broadcast of the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Security officers watch a live broadcast of the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Security officers watch a live broadcast of the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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An attendant holds the curtain to the assembly hall as a security officer keeps watch during the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An attendant holds the curtain to the assembly hall as a security officer keeps watch during the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An attendant holds the curtain to the assembly hall as a security officer keeps watch during the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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An ethnic minority delegate leaves the Great Hall of the People after the second plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

An ethnic minority delegate leaves the Great Hall of the People after the second plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

An ethnic minority delegate leaves the Great Hall of the People after the second plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Delegates arrive for the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Delegates arrive for the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Delegates arrive for the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Delegates in traditional costumes talk outside the Great Hall of the People before the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Delegates in traditional costumes talk outside the Great Hall of the People before the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Delegates in traditional costumes talk outside the Great Hall of the People before the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Members of the security staff keep watch on the steps of the Great Hall of the People before the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Members of the security staff keep watch on the steps of the Great Hall of the People before the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Members of the security staff keep watch on the steps of the Great Hall of the People before the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese President Xi Jinping drops his ballot during a vote on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits, at the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese President Xi Jinping drops his ballot during a vote on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits, at the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. ...more

Chinese President Xi Jinping drops his ballot during a vote on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits, at the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A man rests before the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A man rests before the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A man rests before the fourth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Delegates leave the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People after taking a part in a vote on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits, in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Delegates leave the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People after taking a part in a vote on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits, in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Delegates leave the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People after taking a part in a vote on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits, in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Military delegates arrive to the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People to take a part in a vote on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits, in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Military delegates arrive to the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People to take a part in a vote on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits, in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Military delegates arrive to the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People to take a part in a vote on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits, in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Security agents inspect the Great Hall of the People after the second plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Security agents inspect the Great Hall of the People after the second plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Security agents inspect the Great Hall of the People after the second plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A member of the security personnel keeps watch at the end of the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A member of the security personnel keeps watch at the end of the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A member of the security personnel keeps watch at the end of the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Delegates follow the speech by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (unseen) during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Delegates follow the speech by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (unseen) during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Delegates follow the speech by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (unseen) during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Attendants serve tea before the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Attendants serve tea before the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Attendants serve tea before the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Members of the security personnel sit guard after the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Members of the security personnel sit guard after the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Members of the security personnel sit guard after the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Ushers pose for pictures at the Tiananmen Square during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Ushers pose for pictures at the Tiananmen Square during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Ushers pose for pictures at the Tiananmen Square during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top officials clap their hands as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang bows before delivering his speech during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top officials clap their hands as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang bows before delivering his speech during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing....more

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top officials clap their hands as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang bows before delivering his speech during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Delegates arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Delegates arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Delegates arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A journalist reports on a ladder outside the Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A journalist reports on a ladder outside the Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A journalist reports on a ladder outside the Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Delegates leave after the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Delegates leave after the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Delegates leave after the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Lei Jun, founder and chief executive officer of smartphone maker Xiaomi, speaks to the media as he arrives for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer

Lei Jun, founder and chief executive officer of smartphone maker Xiaomi, speaks to the media as he arrives for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer

Lei Jun, founder and chief executive officer of smartphone maker Xiaomi, speaks to the media as he arrives for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of the security personnel keeps watch at the end of the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A member of the security personnel keeps watch at the end of the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A member of the security personnel keeps watch at the end of the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A member of the security personnel sits at his position before the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A member of the security personnel sits at his position before the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A member of the security personnel sits at his position before the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Military delegates arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Military delegates arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Military delegates arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Detail of a delegate in traditional costume who arrives for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Detail of a delegate in traditional costume who arrives for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Detail of a delegate in traditional costume who arrives for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Security personnel are deployed around the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Security personnel are deployed around the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Security personnel are deployed around the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other senior officials sing national anthem during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other senior officials sing national anthem during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other senior officials sing national anthem during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang bows after delivering his speech during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang bows after delivering his speech during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang bows after delivering his speech during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Ushers stand at the Tiananmen Square during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Ushers stand at the Tiananmen Square during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Ushers stand at the Tiananmen Square during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Military delegates arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Military delegates arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Military delegates arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A member of the security personnel sits at his position during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A member of the security personnel sits at his position during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A member of the security personnel sits at his position during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Ushers walk outside the Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Ushers walk outside the Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Ushers walk outside the Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A military delegate is seen during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A military delegate is seen during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A military delegate is seen during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wipes his face during his speech at the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wipes his face during his speech at the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wipes his face during his speech at the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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