From March 3 to 11, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) held one of the two “sessions” that are marquee events on China’s political calendar. The National People’s Congress (China’s parliament) holds the other session.

2021’s sessions were important as they came at a time when the world faces unprecedented challenges and opportunities. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted economic growth, leaving China as the only major economy to register positive economic growth in 2020. The CPPCC affirmed the stellar performance of the Chinese government and the Communist Party of China (CPC) in improving China’s fortunes, both domestically and internationally. In February President Xi Jinping announced that China had achieved its goal of eradicating poverty in the country...

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