When Rehangul Yimir came to Beijing to attend her first National People's Congress (NPC) session in 2013, the nervous lady was the youngest deputy from the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. [Special coverage]
She was so afraid of being late to her meetings that she dared not sleep at night.
After five years, now the more experienced Rehangul said "coming to Beijing for the two sessions is like going to my parents' home". With more confidence and determination, she proposed bigger suggestions to further develop her hometown.