The National People’s Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Photo: Xinhua The National People’s Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Photo: Xinhua
The National People’s Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Photo: Xinhua

Why a highlight of China’s Two Sessions could pose as a double-edged sword for Southeast Asia

  • Even as Beijing presses on with a ‘dual circulation’ economic strategy focused on domestic consumption, it needs regional partners to secure supply chains
  • Asean members stand to benefit, but experts warn that amid the US-China competition smaller countries risk getting ‘trapped’ in China’s orbit

Topic |   Two Sessions 2021 (Lianghui)
The National People’s Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Photo: Xinhua The National People’s Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Photo: Xinhua
The National People’s Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Photo: Xinhua
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