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China’s ‘two sessions’ had one downbeat message

First published: Tortoise media 05/03/2019

While many of us are trying to piece together the details of a trade deal between China and the US, which Presidents Xi Jinping and Trump would have to agree eventually, the focus this week is on important meetings taking place in Beijing.

It is the first week of the so-called ‘Two Sessions’, the annual event comprising the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – the body that advises the government on policy matters – and the National People’s Congress, which is China’s equivalent of a parliament. …Read on….