Supporting players at the National People's Congress

Tea attendants
Tea attendantsPHOTOS: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, XINHUA
Over 5,000 National People's Congress deputies and national political advisers have gathered in Beijing for the annual political high season. Among them are top leaders, renowned economists, entrepreneurs, artists, sportsmen and representatives from
Security guardsPHOTOS: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, XINHUA
Translators
TranslatorsPHOTOS: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, XINHUA

Over 5,000 National People's Congress deputies and national political advisers have gathered in Beijing for the annual political high season. Among them are top leaders, renowned economists, entrepreneurs, artists, sportsmen and representatives from all walks of life and China's various ethnic groups. Here are some of the people who make sure the delegates are safe and well taken care of during the sessions. They include tea attendants, security guards and translators.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2017, with the headline 'Supporting players at the National People's Congress'. Print Edition | Subscribe