One Nation, Under Xi: Opening Remarks at China’s National Congress Underscore the State’s Key Role

President Xi Jinping spoke at great length about policy goals in his opening remarks at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Here are what we see as the key takeaways:

The National Congress of the Communist Party of China, held every five years, provides a public policy roadmap for the world’s second largest economy – details that are of great interest to global investors. In a lengthy speech on 18 October, President Xi Jinping touched on themes emphasizing: the growth strategy China aims to pursue, the increasing role for consumers, further environmental efforts, and other key details. We will keep a close watch as the week-long congress continues.

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