Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) arrives with Premier Li Keqiang and members of the Politburo Standing Committee for a reception at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of China’s National Day on September 30. The Politburo is emphasising innovation and economic stability for 2022 after a tumultuous year of crackdowns in the tech sector. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) arrives with Premier Li Keqiang and members of the Politburo Standing Committee for a reception at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of China’s National Day on September 30. The Politburo is emphasising innovation and economic stability for 2022 after a tumultuous year of crackdowns in the tech sector. Photo: AFP

Beijing leaves antitrust out of 2022 economic goals, focuses on technological development

  • A meeting of the Communist Party’s Politburo left out mentions of the ‘disorderly expansion of capital’ that last year signalled a widening tech crackdown
  • The government continues to emphasise technological self-sufficiency and innovation as it seeks to address slowing growth amid pressure from Washington

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) arrives with Premier Li Keqiang and members of the Politburo Standing Committee for a reception at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of China’s National Day on September 30. The Politburo is emphasising innovation and economic stability for 2022 after a tumultuous year of crackdowns in the tech sector. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) arrives with Premier Li Keqiang and members of the Politburo Standing Committee for a reception at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of China’s National Day on September 30. The Politburo is emphasising innovation and economic stability for 2022 after a tumultuous year of crackdowns in the tech sector. Photo: AFP
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