China’s ‘two sessions’: why this year’s event is so important for Xi Jinping’s vision for the future



China’s political elite will gather in Beijing next month for the year’s biggest legislative set piece facing a number of major political challenges, including the aftermath of the coronavirus and the ongoing rivalry with the United States. In this the first part of a series looking at the key items on the agenda, we explain why this year’s event is especially important in terms of political messaging.China’s leadership will look to use the main annual political gathering, an event informally…