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China’s big year

Once a year, China offers a rare glimpse into its government — here's what to watch for this weekend

Once a year, China offers a rare glimpse into its government — here’s what to watch for this weekend

On Sunday, the nearly 3,000 delegates of the National People’s Congress will convene in Beijing, giving the world a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Chinese government.

The Congress is largely ceremonial and generally functions as a rubber stamp to communist party leadership. But they will be announcing growth numbers and goals for 2017 — that could signal what China’s intentions are as it looks to expand its power base into the vacuum left by Trump’s, “America first” foreign policy.

The New Yorker’s Jiayang Fan explains what to expect.

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