By Michael Evans
The Shenzhen People’s Congress opened its annual session Tuesday, and delegates once again displayed the hard work and dedication that are synonymous with China’s parliament.
As the government work report was delivered, a large number of delegates got up from their seats and left the hall (clearly, they were unable to contain their urge to get back to the busy work of serving the people).
Of those who remained in the now half-empty auditorium, many were spotted fiddling with their mobile phones (no doubt diligently weibo-ing the key points of the work report to their constituents back home) and participating in the long and venerable tradition of catching a few minutes of shut-eye.
As meetings of local legislatures are currently being held in cities and provinces across China, leading up to the National People’s Congress in March, we should have plenty more chances to watch delegates across the country go about their busy and exciting work.