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Key Foreign Policy Outcomes From the Opening Weekend of China’s Two Sessions

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and outgoing Premier Li Keqiang arrive arrive for the National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2023. NOEL CELIS / AFP

Foreign policy priorities featured more prominently at China’s annual legislative gathering that kicked off in Beijing over the weekend than in recent years.

The event known as the Two Sessions is a joint convention of  China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and is one of the most important events on the Chinese political calendar every year.

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