Despite losing the second game with Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo on Thursday, Ke Jie, the 19-year-old No 1 human Go player in the world, earned praise from experts and fans for his "incredible" performance.
"It is not an organ of power, nor a decision-making organ. It is an important platform for all Chinese political parties, social organizations and people from all ethnic groups and all sectors of society to work together and participate in the deliberation of State affairs in a democratic manner."
President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders attended the opening meeting at the Great Hall of the People.
State Grid Corp of China, the country's top power distributor, has achieved success in power connection in countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative and eyes further inroads in the future, said Shu Yinbiao, chairman of the State Grid, on Thursday.
China and Russia are comprehensive strategic cooperative partners that stand together through thick and thin, Xi said.
The CPPCC serves as a key mechanism for multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and is a major element of socialist democracy.