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How Many Members Are There in National People's Congress(Chinese Parliament)? - China Law in One Minute



The number of elected deputies to the National People’s Congress (the NPC) for the current tenure(2018-2023) is 2980.

The statistics of elected deputies to the NPC for the latest five tenures are as follows: 

The number of deputies to the 13th NPC (tenure: 2018-2023): 2,980;

The number of deputies to the 12th NPC (tenure: 2013-2028): 2,987;

The number of deputies to the 11th NPC (tenure: 2008-2013): 2,987;

The number of deputies to the 10th NPC (tenure: 2003-2008): 2,984;

The number of deputies to the 9th NPC (tenure: 1998-2003): 2,979.

In accordance with law, the number of deputies to the NPC shall not exceed 3,000.

After deputies to the NPC are elected, the dismissal, resignation, by-elections of deputies may occur, so the number of deputies to the NPC will fluctuate slightly during their tenure.

For more about China's election and congress, please read How Do Elections in China Work?



Articles 49, 55 and 57 of the Election Law on the National People's Congress and Local People's Congress (2020)



Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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