BEIJING, May 22 (CGTN) - The 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, opened its third session Friday morning at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

At the beginning of the session, NPC deputies observed a one-minute moment of silence for the lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is delivering a government work report at the opening meeting.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday called on the country to redouble its efforts to minimize the losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and fulfill the targets and tasks for economic and social development this year.

This year's NPC annual session was postponed for over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 13th NPC has 2,957 deputies.