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China People's Congress

Economy in focus at China's annual congress: Five things to know

Growth slowdown and Ukraine crisis set to dominate discussions

BEIJING -- China kicked off weeklong meetings of its top political advisory body Friday ahead of the country's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress, in an annual gathering known as the "Two Sessions."

Beijing's growth targets for 2022 will top the agenda as it tries to reverse a slowdown aggravated by strict zero-COVID policies that kept infections down but also weighed on the world's No. 2 economy. 

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