China’s Two Sessions
Editor's note: Muhammad Asif Noor, Founder Friend of BRI Forum. The article reflects the author's opinions and not necessarily the views of Gwadar Pro.
The global gaze is all set on the upcoming two sessions considered significant events in China's national political and legislative ethos to be held in March. On 4th March 2022, the fifth annual session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will be held. While on 5th March, the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) will hold its fifth annual session. These important sessions will do a comprehensive review of the overall government progress, governance related matters and national level policy reports along with taking important decisions to implement the national economy and development plans finalized. These sessions will also examine and draft central and local budgets for 2022 at national and local levels.
Considered as one of the largest gatherings of NPC deputies and CPPCC members on the Chinese political calendar, the two sessions are what the world has put its eyes on to know more about China's priorities and plans. The two sessions are essential to increase national unity and cohesion amongst the length and breadth of China to help achieve the country's goals and reach out to global partners and reflect steady development and engagement plans.
Every year in March, thousands of Chinese lawmakers participate in devising the future course of action in every dimension of China's development and people's wellbeing. Apart from another discussion, there will be a dialogue on progress and a series of policy measures.
NPC and CPPCC are windows for the world to observe China's development and progress. These two sessions are significant for the national unity and clarity in the overall vision and mission of the state, but as the voices from the length and breadth of China are considered, these sessions always create national enthusiasm. The outcomes of these sessions are significant as they impact China's national-level development and the wider world.
While these two sessions will be happening in March, we also need to remember that China has reflected its true colors despite the pandemic, emphasizing building people's lives. China has achieved the highest percentage of economic growth, and no pandemic or any challenge will slow this down. Due to its sustainable growth model, China has built the trust of global investors, and there is an upsurge of 4 percent on the global investment index.
In 2021, China announced the end of poverty in the country, with millions of people coming out of poverty. China has created millions of job opportunities and offered a social security system covering nearly one billion people across China. This miraculous development and historic accomplishment have been recognized globally. The country is in a moderately prosperous society having a threshold to achieve and build hopes for people in the future.
As these sessions will be happening soon, one aspect is sure, that is, if China prospers, the world will benefit, including Pakistan. Pakistan is facing immense challenges, and lessons can be learned from China as Prime Minister Imran Khan, during his speeches, recognized this fact. CPEC is an example of how China supports and extends its growth and development with its neighbors.
China is marching forward with confidence and building a shared destiny for people across the globe. Only through steady and sustainable ways of achieving objectives can the world follow in the Chinese footsteps and wisdom that encompass century-old traditions and values of commitment and certainty.