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Explainer: What to look for in China’s annual parliament session this week

Explainer: What to look for in China’s annual parliament session this week

CHINA'S parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), will kick off its annual session, with all eyes on plans to support growth in the world's second-largest economy. A property crisis, deepening deflation, a stock market rout, and mounting local government debt woes have pressured China's leaders so that the stakes for this year's session loom large for international investors and companies operating there. Here are key details and issues to look out for: WHAT ARE THE "TWO SESSIONS"? Parliamentarians and political advisers gather in Beijing every March for two parallel sets of meetings called the Lianghui or "Two Sessions". Fanfare surrounds the week-long meetings in the…
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