Xinhua Net

BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) — Thousands of national lawmakers and political advisors are gathering in Beijing for the annual “two sessions,” a key event in China’s political calendar.

The second sessions of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will convene on March 5 and March 3 respectively.

In its latest business climate survey published in late February, the American Chamber of Commerce in China said 62 percent of its members viewed China as a top three global priority for investment.

The optimism is widely expected to get a boost at the two sessions as lawmakers will deliberate a key piece of legislation to be submitted for a third reading.

Once adopted, the draft law will replace three existing laws related to foreign investment.