Two Sessions 2021 (Lianghui)
Two Sessions refers to China's annual parliamentary meetings, where the two main political bodies of China - the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Pol
The rise of China has been one of the defining stories of the 21st century, and the country has officially become one of the few countries where domestic changes affect the rest of the world. If China stumbles, the whole world will feel a bruise. Which is why this year’s all-important political meeting, called Lianghui or “two sessions,” which wrapped up last week, was aimed at making sure China doesn’t trip on its own shoelaces. “Whether that be dual circulation economic strategy, innovation, tech self-sufficiency and arresting China’s population aging problem, there is a palpable sense that the focus of this year’s “two sessions” is about the internal challenges faced by China,” said Adam
Mar 16, 2021
Legally, China promises to cultivate a healthy work-life balance. Labor laws limit employees to work 8 hours a day, or 44 hours per week, with overtime limited to 36 hours per month. The reality is the polar opposite. Many workers in China are subject to a grueling work culture that is so ingrained it is drawing serious concern from Chinese lawmakers. But people are doubtful that the “996” culture - working from 9am to 9pm for 6 days per week - will change anytime soon. One official, Li Guohua, a deputy of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), suggested that regulators should clamp down on the overwork culture and “show their teeth” to companies participating i
Mar 12, 2021
The Communist Party of China has been the dominant political entity running the nation since 1949. During that time, the body also known as the Chinese Communist Party has led the country from a poor, insular existence to a role as a global economic powerhouse. But along the way, the party has kept a tight grip on power and quashed any form of dissent. The Post explains how the Communist Party works and how it runs China.
Mar 03, 2021