At the forefront of political discussions this year in Beijing, a few key themes stand out: artificial intelligence, 5G and US-Sino relations.

Considered the largest event on the Chinese political calendar, China’s annual meeting of top legislative and political advisers, dubbed the Two Sessions, kicked off Sunday in Beijing.

More than 3,000 delegates from the two bodies—the National People’s Congress (NPC), the country’s top legislature, and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), an advisory body—will attend the plenary sessions over the coming two weeks.

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Jill Shen

Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen