The annual gatherings of China's top legislature, the National People's Congress, and the country's top political advisory body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, have always commanded attention as one of the most important political events in the country.
The political advisory body convenes on Thursday this year, while the legislature opens one day later in Beijing.
For short, these meetings are known as the two sessions.
As a prelude to China Daily website's special coverage, this episode explains what's likely at the top of the agenda and how it affects your life.
If you're already lost in the overload of information about the event, this engaging video is a time-saver for you.