National People's Congress
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The National People's Congress (Plantilla:Zh), abbreviated NPC (Plantilla:Zh), is the highest state body and the unicameral legislative house in the People's Republic of China. The National People's Congress is held in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China; with 2,987 members, it is the largest parliament in the world. The NPC gathers each year along with the People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) whose members represent various defined groups of society. NPC and CPPCC together are often called the Lianghui (Two Meetings), making important national level political decisions.
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English version of the Official website of the NPC
www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/news/ - Web
NY Times article on the detainment of would-be petitioners to the NPC
www.nytimes.com/2009/03/09/world/asia/09jails.html - Web
The official website of the NPC
www.npc.gov.cn - Web
News on NPC
npc.people.com.cn/GB/index.html - Web