March 11, 2022
China’s 2022 Government Work Report Looks Inward to Economic Stabilizers
By Nathan Handwerker
In a year marked by economic risks, China’s Government Work Report promotes high economic growth targets and key policy tools in order to meet them.
February 09, 2022
The Chinese Legislature’s Hidden Agenda
By Changhao Wei
Since 2020 the NPC has been adopting more and more bills without prior notification, jeopardizing earlier moves toward transparency.
March 12, 2021
China Remakes Hong Kong’s Electoral System
By Shannon Tiezzi
The changes, billed as necessary “improvements,” will make it effectively impossible for pro-democrats to win office.
March 05, 2021
What’s on the Agenda for China’s National People’s Congress?
By Shannon Tiezzi
This year's big tasks are finalizing the 14th Five-Year Plan and remaking Hong Kong's electoral system.
June 12, 2020
China’s (Potentially) Revealing Government Work Report
By Shin Kawashima
Does the report reveal disagreements within the Chinese government?
June 03, 2020
With New Divorce Rule, China Further Pushes ‘Family Values’
By Chauncey Jung
From promoting gender equality to advocating for “family values,” the CCP has drastically changed its tone after 70 years in power.
May 29, 2020
Will China’s Upcoming National Security Law Mark the End of an Autonomous Hong Kong?
By Ankit Panda
How will the eventual imposition of a new national security law affect Hong Kong’s place in the world?
April 30, 2020
China Sets Date for ‘Two Sessions’ in Latest Move Toward Post-COVID Normal
By Associated Press
The annual sessions of the National People’s Congress and CPPCC, originally slated for March, will now take place in late May.
March 18, 2019
China’s 2019 ‘Two Sessions’ and the Statement of Artificial Intelligence Ambitions
By Dingding Chen and Hengyi Yang
China’s “Two Sessions” this year cast a special light on artificial intelligence.
March 06, 2019
At Two Sessions, China Seeks to Bolster Cooling Economy
By Joe McDonald
Beijing is keeping to a high growth target, while adopting new measures to grease economic wheels.
March 20, 2018
China Upgrades Diplomacy While the US Pulls Back
By Helena Legarda
Beijing is working to realize Xi Jinping’s vision of turning China into a global power by 2049.
March 19, 2018
The Expected and Unexpected of China's Government Appointments
By Charlotte Gao
Wang Qishan, Yang Xiaodu, and the prospects for the next phase of China’s anti-corruption campaign.