National People's Congress

China Sets Moderate Economic Goals, Eyes Innovation and Development

China’s central government closed its annual National People’s Congress on Wednesday on a positive note, touting successful implementation of its previous Five-Year Plan and setting new targets for the years ahead.

Premier Li Keqiang highlighted several key points on China’s economy in his closing news conference:

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NPC Day One: Premier lays out economic agenda

China’s legislature began its annual meeting today with the delivery of the Premier’s Government Work Report, which set an economic growth target of “around 6.5 percent” for the year. The National People’s Congress (NPC) is slated to discuss a variety of policy changes over the course of the next two weeks. Premier Li rehashed a series of previously promised market entry liberalizations.

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China Readies for Reform: New Approvals Impact Drug, Agriculture Industries

This issue marks the first of a regular series of US-China Business Council (USCBC) reports analyzing key discussions and decisions of China’s bimonthly National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Meetings, the most recent of which concluded on November 4.

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China’s Air Pollution Prevention Law: Can it Take Serious Aim at Emissions?

Amidst growing concern nationwide about China’s air quality, in late August the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) passed the amended Air Pollution Prevention Law (APPL), incorporating critical changes after a third round of revisions.

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New National Security Law Calls for 'Secure and Controllable' Technology

China’s legislature on July 1 finalized the National Security Law of China, which includes all-encompassing definitions of national security as well as troublesome language to keep critical technology “secure and controllable.” The law was passed almost unanimously on the last day of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee’s June 24-July 1 executive session.

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Leaders Promise Stable Economy, Continued Reforms at 2015 National People’s Congress

China’s leading legislative body discussed a broad agenda on key concerns like economic reform, rules for legislation, and maintaining growth in a slowing economy at their annual meeting that concluded yesterday in Beijing with a press conference held by Premier Li Keqiang. Li focused on maintaining macroeconomic stability and pushing forward with economic reforms.

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