Beijing’s practice of setting targets and top-down approach, a legacy from the command economy days, is again under pressure with the National People’s Congress set to be delayed until at least the end of March or even early April. Photo: EPA Beijing’s practice of setting targets and top-down approach, a legacy from the command economy days, is again under pressure with the National People’s Congress set to be delayed until at least the end of March or even early April. Photo: EPA
Beijing’s practice of setting targets and top-down approach, a legacy from the command economy days, is again under pressure with the National People’s Congress set to be delayed until at least the end of March or even early April. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus China

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Why postponing China’s National People’s Congress adds further complexity to Beijing’s economic plan

  • The annual National People’s Congress will be delayed until at least the end of March or even early April due to the coronavirus outbreak
  • The annual parliamentary gathering is a ceremonial event to rubber-stamp policies that have already been decided, but the outbreak has changed the landscape

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Beijing’s practice of setting targets and top-down approach, a legacy from the command economy days, is again under pressure with the National People’s Congress set to be delayed until at least the end of March or even early April. Photo: EPA Beijing’s practice of setting targets and top-down approach, a legacy from the command economy days, is again under pressure with the National People’s Congress set to be delayed until at least the end of March or even early April. Photo: EPA
Beijing’s practice of setting targets and top-down approach, a legacy from the command economy days, is again under pressure with the National People’s Congress set to be delayed until at least the end of March or even early April. Photo: EPA
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