This year’s annual legislative session may go down as one of the most consequential in recent Chinese history. There will be changes made to China’s constitution, a restructuring of several elements of the bureaucracy, major personnel appointments, and announcements on key domestic and foreign policies. Moreover, the event is coming during a time of growing tensions in the region and in China’s relationship with the United States. To breakdown the significance of the legislative session, we will hear from Freeman Chair Christopher K. Johnson and Dinny McMahon, formerly a reporter with The Wall Street Journal and now a fellow at the Paulson Institute, and author of the just-released book, China’s Great Wall of Debt. The conversation will be moderated by CSIS’s Scott Kennedy, who himself will be in Beijing during the legislative session.
The China Reality Check Series is funded with generous support from the Duquesne Family Foundation and Kaye Family Foundation.