Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Why is there more dissent inside Beijing’s legislative ‘two sessions’ this year?

  • Some of China’s signature policies are labelled problematic and a waste of money by delegates, while Premier Li Keqiang’s report is questioned
  • Foreign policy a particular focus of debate, although domestic politics is not
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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Sri Lanka was forced to hand over a port to China – highlighting fears that other countries would find themselves caught a debt trap. Photo: AP Photo

China will not buckle in face of belt and road criticism, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi

  • State Councillor dismisses criticism that project is a ‘debt trap’ for smaller countries and seeks to allay growing international concerns
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Sri Lanka was forced to hand over a port to China – highlighting fears that other countries would find themselves caught a debt trap. Photo: AP Photo
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