China opened the annual session of its legislature this week in Beijing. The nearly 6,000 delegates to the National People’s Congress and its advisory body include hundreds of military officers, representatives of ethnic groups and Chinese celebrities like former NBA player Yao Ming. The Chinese legislature has a rubber-stamp function but the agenda includes speeches from policy makers like Premier Li Keqiang.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn was released on bail nearly four months after being arrested for alleged financial misconduct at the automaker. The spectacle of him walking out in a workman-like disguise riveted Japan and his lawyer later apologized, admitting it was an “immature” plan and had failed in its purpose — to avoid media attention.

Hindus mark the Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, a festival dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the god of death and destruction.

In this March 3, 2019, photo, a Chinese military band conductor leads the band to rehearse before the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
In this March 3, 2019, photo, a Chinese military band conductor leads the band to rehearse before the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

A day of remembrance was held for people on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared five years ago.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo.

In this March 3, 2019, photo, former NBA basketball player Yao Ming, left, a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), towers over other delegates as they arrive at the Great Hall of the People to attend the opening session of the CPPCC in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this March 3, 2019, photo, former NBA basketball player Yao Ming, left, a delegate to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), towers over other delegates as they arrive at the Great Hall of the People to attend the opening session of the CPPCC in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

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In this March 5, 2019, photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, foreground left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, foreground right, look as they arrive at the opening session of China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this March 5, 2019, photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, foreground left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, foreground right, look as they arrive at the opening session of China’s National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this March 4, 2019, photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, center with blue cap, leaves Tokyo’s Detention Center in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. ($8.9 million) in bail. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP, File)
In this March 4, 2019, photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, center with blue cap, leaves Tokyo’s Detention Center in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. ($8.9 million) in bail. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP, File)
In this March 6, 2019, photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, walks out with security guards from Tokyo Detention Center in Tokyo, after posting 1 billion yen ($8. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
In this March 6, 2019, photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, walks out with security guards from Tokyo Detention Center in Tokyo, after posting 1 billion yen ($8. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
In this March 6, 2019, photo, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn rides in a car from a building in Tokyo. (Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP, File)
In this March 6, 2019, photo, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn rides in a car from a building in Tokyo. (Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP, File)
In this March 4, 2019, photo, a Hindu holy man poses for a photograph as he smears his face with ash and vermilion powder at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
In this March 4, 2019, photo, a Hindu holy man poses for a photograph as he smears his face with ash and vermilion powder at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
In this March 4, 2019, photo, a devotee dressed as Lord Shiva puts a snake in his mouth during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state, India. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
In this March 4, 2019, photo, a devotee dressed as Lord Shiva puts a snake in his mouth during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state, India. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
In this March 4, 2019, photo, Kashmiri men dismantle a portion of a house destroyed in a gunbattle in Tral village, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)
In this March 4, 2019, photo, Kashmiri men dismantle a portion of a house destroyed in a gunbattle in Tral village, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)
In this March 3, 2019, photo, a girl has her face painted with a missing plane during a Day of Remembrance for MH370 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
In this March 3, 2019, photo, a girl has her face painted with a missing plane during a Day of Remembrance for MH370 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
In this March 7, 2019, photo, Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping, center, speaks in front of other executives during a press conference in Shenzhen city, China's Guangdong province. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this March 7, 2019, photo, Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping, center, speaks in front of other executives during a press conference in Shenzhen city, China’s Guangdong province. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this March 6, 2019, photo, women are reflected on silver panels of the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton flagship store at the Central Business District in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this March 6, 2019, photo, women are reflected on silver panels of the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton flagship store at the Central Business District in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this March 7, 2019, photo, the sun rises over the Penang bridge in Penang island, Northern Malaysia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
In this March 7, 2019, photo, the sun rises over the Penang bridge in Penang island, Northern Malaysia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)