China’s annual legislative sessions are under way in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
China’s annual legislative sessions are under way in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

China’s officials play up ‘rise of the East, decline of the West’

  • Ahead of Communist Party centenary in July, cadres have hailed ‘extraordinary accomplishments’ at meetings in Beijing
  • With pandemic largely under control, President Xi Jinping says young Chinese can ‘stand tall and feel proud’ when they go abroad

China’s annual legislative sessions are under way in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
China’s annual legislative sessions are under way in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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