Delegates from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) line up as they arrive for a session of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conferen

 

              Delegates from the Chinese People
Delegates from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) line up as they arrive for a session of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Monday, March 4, 2013. In a rare move, China on Monday declined to reveal its defense budget request for 2013. It has been customarily that the country announces its defense spending plan for a new year at a press conference that is held a day before the opening of an annual session of the National People's Congress, China's parliament. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)