As it happened: ‘two sessions’ 2021 – China to ‘strengthen constitution enforcement’ in Hong Kong
- Lawmakers from around the country converge on Beijing to chart a post-pandemic course for the next five years – and beyond
- The National People’s Congress will be harking to the past and looking to the future as the nation stakes its claim to being a responsible power
The most important event on China’s political calendar gets under way on Friday morning in a year like no other.
But eyes will also be on the future, as President Xi Jinping offers his vision of the next three decades, starting with the next five-year plan.
Reporting by Zhou Xin, Shi Jiangtao, Zhuang Pinghui, Kinling Lo, Sarah Zheng, Amber Wang, Rachel Zhang, Wendy Wu, Jun Mai and Laura Zhou