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Great Hall of the People

Great Hall of the People
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The Great Hall of the People, Beijing
General information
Location Renda Huitang West Road
Tiananmen Square
Country People's Republic of China
Coordinates view on map
Opening September 1959 (1959-09)

The Great Hall of the People (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Rénmín Dàhuìtáng) is located at the western edge of Tiananmen Square, Beijing, People's Republic of China (PRC). It is used for legislative and ceremonial activities by the PRC and the Communist Party of China.

It functions as the meeting place of the full sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC), the Chinese parliament, which occurs every year during March along with the national session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a political advisory body. It is also the meeting place of the National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which, since 1982, has occurred once every five years.

The Great Hall is also used for many special events, including national level meetings of various social and political organizations, large anniversary celebrations, as well as the memorial services for former leaders.

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