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Yu Jie
Opinion

Opinion

Yu Jie

Coronavirus and trade war pushing China to focus on fixing economy rather than leading world order

  • Scant mention of Belt and Road Initiative and abandoning of annual GDP target indicates managing internal affairs dominates leaders’ attention
  • Decisions taken during the National People’s Congress meeting suggest the Communist Party is putting emphasis on providing jobs and social stability

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Yu Jie

Yu Jie

Dr Yu Jie is Senior Research Fellow on China in the Asia-Pacific Programme, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House and associate fellow at LSE IDEAS.