China's 14th Five-Year Plan opens a new stage in its development, with the aim of making the country a "great modern socialist power".
This stage, however, is fraught with geopolitical uncertainty. China's control of the covid-19 pandemic has boosted its confidence, but opened up new divisions with the West. Relations with America under President Biden remain tense. And China is pursuing an ambitious agenda to reduce its economic reliance on other countries, in order to minimise its vulnerabilities.
What are the economic issues to watch in the implementation of the 14th FYP? And what can be said about China's longer-range targets for 2035, also unveiled as part of the plan? Will foreign businesses still have openings in the Chinese market or will the push for self-reliance shunt them to the sidelines? What is the meaning of the Dual Circulation Strategy and how is China's approach to innovation changing?
Join us for lunch with Simon Rabinovitch, Asia Economics Editor of The Economist newspaper, to discuss the business and financial implications of China's latest strategic initiative.
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