China's 12th National People's Congress

By Jane Hwang - 2013-03-06T20:30:23Z

Photograph by Kin Cheung/AP Photo

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Strike up the Band

Chinese military band members rehearse before the opening session of the National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People. China's government promised its people deficit-fueled spending to fight deep-seated corruption, improve the despoiled environment and address other quality-of-life issues demanded by an increasingly vocal public looking for change.