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"Two Sessions" Beijing meeting / Oscar winners


"Two Sessions" Beijing meeting / Oscar winners

 On Tuesday's Backchat, we're talking about the ‘Two-Sessions’ meeting in Beijing – the annual session of the national legislature and China’s top advisory body.

During the week-long conclave, political leaders agreed to set China's 2024 economic growth at 5 percent, a target expected to align with the nation's 14th Five-Year-Plan. But officials also say hidden risks remain a challenge in the midst of an increased market volatility and geopolitical tensions.

The congress also agreed to lower energy consumption, increase the number of special teams to deal with epidemic outbreaks, and revise the structure of the State Council.

What does the ‘Two Sessions’ tell us about China’s direction for the year ahead? Can the economy grow five percent despite an uncertain geopolitical environment?

After 9:45, it's all about films -- we talk about winners of the latest Oscars.

9:05am-9:45am: "Two Sessions" Beijing meeting

9:05am-9:20am: Ho Lok Sang,Director of the Pan Suntong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Institute, Department of Economics, Lingnan University

9:05am-9:30am: Joseph Gregory Mahoney, Professor of Politics and International Relations, East China Normal University, Shanghai
9:30am-9:45am: Andrew Leung, International and Independent China Strategist; former Director General of Social Welfare

9:45am-10:00am: Oscars

9:45am-10:00am: Timmy Chen, Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies, Hong Kong Metropolitan University; and member of the HK Film Critics Society



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