Putin’s tears

Putin’s tears

Russia’s presidential candidate Vladimir Putin announced victory in presidential election. More than 100,000 supporters stood cheering in the howling wind outside the Kremlin while Putin shivered in a black parka on stage and waited for outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev to finish introducing Russia to its next president.

China ready for parliament’s annual session

China ready for parliament’s annual session

China is ready for the opening of its top legislature’s annual session, with all delegations having arrived in Beijing, according to the session’s press center on Saturday. All the preparations for the Fifth Session of the 11th National People’s Congress (NPC), including paperwork and venue arrangements, have been completed as of Saturday, said the press […]

Members arrive for CPPCC annual session

Members arrive for CPPCC annual session

Members of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) walk to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 3, 2012. The Fifth Session of the 11th CPPCC National Committee will start on Saturday afternoon. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

Keeping in line

Keeping in line

The staff in the Great Hall of the People are carefully placing the chairs in line. The central hall on third floor of the Great Hall of the People, also known as the Golden Hall, hosts news conference of China’s two sessions each year.

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