Gist of Chinese reports released for annual parliamentary session


The following is a gist of the Chinese government’s reports released Sunday for the 2023 annual session of the National People’s Congress. China:

-- sets economic growth target of around 5 percent for 2023.

-- plans to increase military spending by 7.2 percent on year in 2023 to 1.55 trillion yuan ($224 billion).

-- says its people have “pulled through with fortitude and resilience and secured a major and decisive victory in the fight against COVID-19.”

-- vows to take resolute steps to oppose “Taiwan independence” and advance the process of “peaceful reunification” with the island.

-- vows to...

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