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China's New Government Takes Over: Takeaways from China's Annual Legislative Session

March 21, 2023 • 9:30 – 10:45 am EDT

Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a virtual event to discuss China’s 2023 the annual legislative session. This year’s meeting of the National People’s Congress (NPC) is the first held since the December 2022 end of China’s zero-Covid policy and could mark a significant turning point in Chinese governance. In addition to deliberating on the Government Work Report, the legislature will review a draft of the 2023 Development Plan, seat a new set of government leaders, and consider reform for some Chinese bureaucratic structures. What are the key takeaways from this year’s NPC? How will the session impact how the U.S., and the world more broadly, interacts with China?

During this event, CSIS China experts – Freeman Chair Jude Blanchette, Trustee Chair Scott Kennedy, and China Power Project Director Bonny Lin - will provide analysis and commentary on the legislative session’s outcomes. They will be joined by Jamie Horsley, Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School; and Manoj Kewalramani, Chairperson of the Indo-Pacific Research Programme at the Takshashila Institution.  

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.


Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Bonny Lin
Director, China Power Project and Senior Fellow, Asian Security