What to Watch at China's 2017 National People's Congress

Written by Angela

Some 3,000 lawmakers will descend on Beijing next week for the annual parliamentary pageant known as the National People’s Congress. Last year’s agenda was headlined by China’s five-year development plan. Next year’s gathering will see the formation of a new government. While the 2017 program may not be as momentous — and is overshadowed by a Communist Party meeting later this year — there’ll be plenty to follow when the action opens March 5 at the Great Hall of the People. Likely topics inclu


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