This is an abridged translation of two articles by He Qinglian in March 2013.
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While the annual “Two Sessions” in Beijing is nothing more than an “elite gathering” through which the authorities manifest the size of the legislative body and the united front, it nonetheless captivates the attention of media around the world. The clothes those delegates wear, the demeanor and proposals they make, and the way they answer questions from reporters could all constitute a final public opinion test of theirs. The comments on the representatives of the “Two Sessions” are the true expression of the people’s opinions.