China’s “two-sessions” have been under way in Beijing this week. Speaking to the National People’s Congress, Premier Li Keqiang said in his annual work report that “the practice of one country, two systems have been consistently developed.” However, there were no mentions of either Hong Kong’s promised “high level of autonomy” or of pro-independence advocacy.
It’s that time of the year for the “two sessions”, the meetings of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the National People’s Congress.
There has been a little more controversy than usual this year, both inside and outside the country, because the party leadership has proposed removing the constitutional restriction on the president and vice president serving more than two consecutive terms. The Pulse’s Yvonne Tong is in Beijing.