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Explanatory. What has happened so far at China’s annual convention?

BEIJING (AP) – China’s solemn parliament has focused on boosting the economy, building confidence in technology and tightening further political opposition in Hong Kong during its annual session. The one-week meeting of the National People’s Congress, which is the rubber stamp policy approved by the Communist Party leadership, is a window into the government’s priorities.


The party has set a growth target of “more than 6%” as the world’s second largest economy recovers from the effects of the coronavirus epidemic. It went out of business last year and did not set a target due to uncertainty over the epidemic. The target was below the 7% to 8% forecast by forecasters, which some said was a signal of quantitative growth in quality, including efforts to expand the green economy.


Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Friday vowed to “work faster” to develop technological capabilities that are seen as a path to prosperity, strategic autonomy and international influence. The party focuses on becoming a global competitor in telecommunications, electric cars and other lucrative industries. Its tactics have fueled trade tensions with the United States and Europe, as it has raised security concerns. China has invested massive human resources in artificial intelligence, including sometimes conflicting technologies such as face recognition.

Closing the Anxiety in Hong Kong

The congressional hearing about that were exactly where the congressional hearing about that were scheduled to take place. Assembly Vice President Wang Chen said the committee would select a “relatively large” section of the Legislative Council and would have the right to screen all candidates. He did not present any specifics. The speaker of the congress noted that Beijing wants “patriots to rule Hong Kong”, which frightens the opposition votes out of the political process.


The government announced a 6.8% increase in military spending to 1.4 trillion yuan ($ 217 billion), continuing the tradition of almost reversing the economic growth target. Analysts note that actual military spending is up to 40% higher than the figure, which is the second highest in the world after the United States. In recent years, China has seen a massive expansion of its naval capabilities as it seeks to assert its claims in the South China Sea. Last year’s deadly clash with India underscored the possibility of a dispute over their disputed border, while America’s strong role in Asian security և its support for Taiwan, China’s self-governing democracy, poses a risk of conflict with the United States.


At the annual press conference, Foreign Minister Wang Yin Biden called on the Biden administration to change its “dangerous practice” of supporting former President Donald Trump. He said China’s claim against Taiwan, which split with the mainland in 1949, was an “insurmountable red line.” Separately, Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said that China “will not renounce the use of force; it will not reserve the right to take the necessary measures.” The US State Department expressed concern over China’s attempts to intimidate other neighbors in China. “Our support for Taiwan is well-founded.”

Pursuing green initiatives

The party pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 18% over the next five years, in line with its goal of the previous five years. Environmentalists say China needs to do more. President Xi Jinping, the leader of the Communist Party, promised last year to ensure that the country was neutralized by carbon by 2060. China’s leaders are also demanding that waste, especially food, be reduced, and that recycling be increased to regulate the paper-plastic mountains produced by the emerging consumer economy.


The annual session, which has been reduced from one to two weeks due to the epidemic, ends on Thursday. At the end of the conference, Lee will give the Prime Minister an annual press conference.


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