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China Vows To Upgrade Country’s Manufacturing; No Mention Of Made In China 2025 For First Time In Three Years

In delivering his 2019 government work report to the National People’s Congress in Beijing, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the country would “work faster to make China strong in manufacturing” – this despite there being no mention of “Made in China 2025” in the government work report for the first time in three years.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Who Really Holds The Power In China?

Unlike the gossipy, open democracies of Western societies, it is almost impossible to know who truly holds power in the opaque world of Chinese politics. The country is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party, in a one-party system, making whoever occupies the highest positions in the party among the most powerful. Power isn’t just held by the politicians either — influential businessmen and entrepreneurs, the pioneers of China’s economic rise, are also fighting for a seat at the table.

Read Here – CNN

Confident Xi Reaches Out To Trusted Colleagues

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will stay on as head of government for another term while President Xi Jinping’s name will be enshrined in the Communist Party’s charter alongside those of late leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping…

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Not Temporary Fixes, But Structural Reforms

 

 

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang‘s recently published article on China’s reform drive and international cooperation shows the country’s pragmatism and determination, and charts a new and unprecedented blueprint that will also benefit world economic growth. Li’s article titled “China’s economic blueprint”, which was published in the Economist magazine on Nov. 2, depicts the direction and key points of China’s reforms as well as prospects and paths of international cooperation.

Read Here – Xinhua

Li Says Resilient China Remains Source Of World’s Growth

Premier Li Keqiang says that China’s economy remains a source of the world’s growth thanks to people’s zest for innovation, entrepreneurship and stronger international cooperation. China’s confidence is well-grounded and not “blind optimism,” the premier said in a speech at the World Economic Forum’s event in northeast China’s Dalian, known as Summer Davos.

Read Here – Xinhua

Xi’s Wise Men

Past Chinese presidents have left the finer points of the economy to their premiers. Not Xi Jinping.  Since taking over the ruling Communist Party in November 2012, Xi has given himself direct control over both short-term financial policies and broader economic planning. He exercises this power through two secretive “leading groups,” one a reform panel of his own creation and the other a financial committee recently led by premiers.

Read Here – Bloomberg

High Atmospherics, Low Content

A well-staged visit to the Forbidden City; adoring crowd, a fawning host in the form of Premier Li Keqiang; a rare opportunity to address the Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party: a departure from protocol in breaking bread with a retired leader; half a step forward in keeping the disputed border quiet.  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh‘s two-day China visit last week was high on atmospherics, low on substance, but Singh himself was satisfied with the incremental progress that he managed to achieve.

Read Here – The Diplomat

China’s Great Game

The cancellation of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to South-East Asia, and the two separate tours of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to the region can be seen as geopolitical markers of our times.

Read Here – The Hindu

Will The Third Plenum Bring More Gaige Kaifang To China?

So what is likely to come out of the party meeting? There will probably be few specifics about what shape individual policies may take. But there will be no dearth of broad statements by top leaders, including Party Secretary Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, laying out long-term goals for the country.

Read Here – BusinessWeek

Innovation, The New Chinese Mantra

Innovation should be one of the major driving forces of China’s ongoing economic reforms and development in the future, as the country’s GDP is expected to slow from double-digit growth, Premier Li Keqiang said

Read Here – China Daily

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