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How will delayed NPC affect China's fiscal spending?

Putting legislature on hold would raise questions on growth and budget targets

Delegates attend the opening session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in March 2019:    © Reuters

As China considers delaying the annual meeting of its legislature amid the coronavirus epidemic, one big question is how such a rare move will affect fiscal policy at a time when the faltering economy badly needs support.

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