The National People's Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is the highest independent organ of state power in the asian superpower, at least on paper. In reality, the Communist Party of China (CPC) dictates the agenda of the world's largest parliament through delegate selection, indirect introduction of legislation, and control of the constitutional amendment process. The Intelligence Ledger has reached the conclusion that the majority of legislation that will be introduced has been decided prior to each congressional meeting.
While the NPC is not in session, a group of 170 legislators known as the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) meets in a continuous session.
Chairman of the NPC: Temporary; Chosen at Each Meeting of the NPC
Chairman of the NPCSC: Li Zhanshu
Number of Delegates: 2,980