China People's Congress 2018

What to expect from China's top-level political meetings

Seven things to watch as thousands of delegates converge on Beijing

  • Xi-Wang axis to challenge US for economic supremacy

    Indefinite hold on power a major test for current world order

  • Trusted troubleshooter returns as Xi's vice president

    Longtime lieutenant Wang Qishan expected to give role more influence

  • New agency puts spotlight on China's foreign aid

    Beijing putting more focus on overseas assistance while US cuts back support

  • Business views divided on policy direction of Xi's China

    Local executives express optimism while foreign companies feel less welcome

  • China's No. 4 official to head top political advisory group

    Wang Yang is known for his reformist bent and economic grasp

  • China spending puts domestic security ahead of defense

    Budget rise highest in western regions of Xinjiang and Tibet

  • China boosts insurance oversight with regulatory revamp

    Central bank will lay down the rules while merged watchdog handles policing

  • China reorganizes agencies to further centralize power

    Insurance and banking regulators to be merged and new anticorruption body created

  • Asia's lively LNG spot market spurs rush to derivatives

    China's import surge highlights the need for price hedging

  • China up close

    Next phase of Belt and Road: Xi's own military-industrial complex

    Beijing envisions high-tech arms exports as it extends its web of influence

  • Xi's swift strike on term limits left no time for opposition

    Constitutional amendment took just six months from start to finish

  • Door opens to lifetime rule as China scraps presidential term limit

    Xi consolidates power but party's support still crucial

  • China's Xi gets limitless presidential terms

    President will have more power to push agenda but be vulnerable to policy failures

  • More controls on financial risk needed, says China's Zhou

    Outgoing central bank chief affirms shift away from 'quantitative growth' model

  • China's young regional leaders vie for Xi Jinping's notice

    Rising stars seek leadership down the road as president settles in for long term

  • Chinese foreign minister: Trade war is 'wrong prescription'

    Beijing claims credit for warming North-South talks in Korea

  • China to step up financing for Belt and Road projects

    Beijing promotes bond issues to support overseas infrastructure development

  • China's economic coercion worries retiring US Navy commander

    Rules-based order pushed aside by repressive powers in Indo-Pacific

  • Internet executives well represented at China's National Congress

    Revised membership of 'two meetings' reflects Beijing's industrial policy