Year: 2021

  • Two Sessions 2021: Embarking on a new journey

    This year’s Two Sessions, which has returned to the regular March schedule after last year’s postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, takes on special importance. As 2021 marks the start of the country’s new five-year plan and the centenary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), China is marching toward building a modern socialist country after realizing the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. China has just declared a complete victory in eradicating abject poverty, on the way to pushing for higher-level development. In fact, China became the only major economy in the world to achieve positive GDP growth last year while withstanding a series of unprecedented challenges, from the pandemic to the US trade war. With the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035 on top of this year’s agenda, eyes are on how the country will make further efforts to realize its...