The Heat: China-U.S. Relations

The Heat

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China’s Two Sessions are well underway with economic growth and stability topping the agenda.

The annual meetings of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and The National People’s Congress have begun in Beijing. The Two Sessions, as they are more commonly known, set the stage for party members and delegates to discuss and implement domestic and foreign policies. 

As we continue our conversation on the Two Sessions, we take a look at the figures from China’s government work report. Beijing has set its sights on increasing gross domestic product by five percent in 2023. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Chas Freeman is a former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
  • Yan Liang is a Professor of Economics at Willamette University.
  • Josef Gregory Mahoney is a Professor of Politics and International Relations at East China Normal University in Shanghai.
  • Einar Tangen is a Senior Fellow at the Taihe Institute and Chairman of Asia Narrative