China wants to enhance its state firms’ competitiveness, innovation, power and risk-management capabilities. Photo: AFP China wants to enhance its state firms’ competitiveness, innovation, power and risk-management capabilities. Photo: AFP
China wants to enhance its state firms’ competitiveness, innovation, power and risk-management capabilities. Photo: AFP

China’s ‘two sessions’: Beijing promises level playing field but boosts support for state firms

  • The government’s new work report promises equal treatment for private and state-owned enterprises (SOE)
  • But Beijing’s push for SOE innovation to reach tech self-sufficiency could undermine the goal, some analysts say

Topic |   Two Sessions 2021 (Lianghui)
China wants to enhance its state firms’ competitiveness, innovation, power and risk-management capabilities. Photo: AFP China wants to enhance its state firms’ competitiveness, innovation, power and risk-management capabilities. Photo: AFP
China wants to enhance its state firms’ competitiveness, innovation, power and risk-management capabilities. Photo: AFP
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