Video: Modern China Professor Frank Pieke answers your questions about China’s 14th Five-Year Plan

Last March, China released its 14th Five-Year Plan. This document sets out the policy plans of China’s Party-state for the coming years (2021-2025). It contains future policies on reforming China’s economy, climate change and pollution, scientific self-reliance and even Beijing’s plans with regard to the two polar regions.

A few weeks ago, the LeidenAsiaCentre invited everyone with questions about China’s 14th Five-Year Plan to email them. In the video linked below, Modern China Professor Frank Pieke (Leiden University/LeidenAsiaCentre) responds to these questions. In doing so, he highlights the impact of the Covid-crisis on the targets set in the plan and explains some important differences between the Five-Year Plan and the government work report. In addition, he addresses some major related issues, such as Hong Kong’s electoral reform.
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