China’s ‘two sessions’: Beijing must juggle competition and cooperation in historically unprecedented global trade environment



Su-Lin Tan | South China Morning Post

  • Establishing a high-standard rule system for a more open economy is expected to be a top priority for Chinese leaders at upcoming meetings
  • Some trade analysts say that while China may become more competitive on trade in the coming years, it may also be the most important global trade partner

China’s political elite will face a number of challenges when they gather in Beijing next month for the year’s biggest legislative set piece – the meetings of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, informally known as the “two sessions”. In this latest part of a series looking at the key items on the agenda, we examine the country’s trade ties and challenges.

The history of global trade is littered with all kinds of conflicts, but few stand out like the one China finds itself in now.

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