The National People's Congress abolishes the use of forced labor to punish sex workers, but states that prostitution will remain illegal.
China's National People's Congress passes the "decision on improving the electoral system of Hong Kong", which will rewrite the election rules in Hong Kong to ensure a system of "patriots governing Hong Kong". This is seen by many Western countries as further eroding the freedoms of the Hong Kong people.
The National People's Congress names CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping as the new President of the People's Republic of China, Politburo member Li Yuanchao as the new Vice President, Li Keqiang as the new Premier, and Politburo standing member Zhang Dejiang as the Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee.
2011 National People's Congress: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivers the annual Government Work Report to the National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, outlining the priorities for the Chinese government in the next five years.