China enters local “two sessions” season

( Yu)

Annual legislative sessions began in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Jan. 9, ushering in China’s local “two sessions” season. Other provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities are scheduled to start legislative sessions later this month.

The local “two sessions” are made up of annual meetings attended by provincial lawmakers and political advisors, who will discuss local economic and social development in the past year and make plans for the year to come.

Government work reports are always a primary focus during the sessions. This year is significant, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, as well as a decisive year in the building of a moderately prosperous society.

Beijing, Shanghai, Anhui, Henan, and Guangdong have gathered opinions on their government work reports, in areas such as economic development, urban and rural construction, poverty alleviation, environmental protection, business environment, and government construction.

Specifically, the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area, the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, education, medical care, employment, and housing are all included in these government work reports.

The preparatory work of the “two sessions” guarantees that the meetings will run smoothly and effectively.