China cancels traditional talks between the prime minister and journalists

China cancels traditional talks between the prime minister and journalists

The practice has taken place following plenary sessions since 1993; Land begins the “Two Sessions” this Monday (March 4th)

Speaker of the National People's Congress of China Lou Qinjian announced this Monday (March 4, 2024) that the country's Prime Minister Li Qiang will no longer hold the traditional conversation with journalists after the end of the annual session in the legislative body. The practice has been in place since 1993.

“Unless there are special circumstances, the prime minister's press conference will not take place for the next few years,” the spokesman told reporters, without giving further details. Information comes from Portal and AP.

China began the annual political meeting known as the “Two Sessions” this Monday (March 4). The aim of the meeting is to determine the Chinese government's top priorities for the year in areas such as economy, diplomacy, defense and social development.

The event lasts until March 11 and is characterized by two main meetings. The 14th session of the CPPCC (National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) opened this Monday (March 4) and was attended by President Xi Jinping.

The 14th session of the APN (National People's Assembly) begins on Tuesday (March 5). At the meeting, Premier Li Qiang will present his annual work report and set economic targets for the year.

According to Chinese newspaper Global Times, the GDP (gross domestic product) growth target, fiscal and monetary policies, and the employment situation in the country will be the main topics to be discussed.