søndag 17. mars 2019

China’s flattery of Xi Jinping has gone too far

In the preceding two weeks, China’s “two sessions” – the annual meetings of the country’s national legislature and the top political advisory body – have gone through the usual but important routine of hearing and approving Premier Li Keqiang’s annual government work report outlining China’s economic growth targets for the year; the budget; statements by the top judge and the top prosecutor; as well as a new foreign investment law.

But judging by the blanket coverage on official media, top on the minds of the nearly six thousand deputies at the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference was showing allegiance to President Xi Jinping, who is also the head of the Communist Party.