China Market Intelligence

March 2nd, 2016
Nick Marro and Yan Yu

China’s leading legislative body will convene March 3, with economic themes expected to be prominent on the agenda. Following the 2015 National People’s Congress (NPC) meetings, the government announced a broad agenda to stabilize the economy and continue reforms in the sectors that need it the most, such as in environmental sustainability, fiscal policy, and the reform of state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

China delivered on some 2015 commitments—such as passage of...

March 2nd, 2016
Owen Haacke

With the release of China’s central government’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP)—an economic and social planning blueprint—expected later this month, newly released local plans may point to common themes of raising incomes, modernizing industry, environmental protection, and innovation.

Provincial-level five-year plans already released include Zhejiang, Guangdong, Chongqing, Jiangsu, and Shanghai. Key themes include increased investment to promote development and...