Xi: ‘China must work to achieve greater technological self-sufficiency’

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the Closing Session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China, 13 March 2023. EFE-EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Beijing (EFE).- Chinese President Xi Jinping said China “must work to achieve greater technological self-sufficiency” during a Monday speech at the closing of the National People’s Assembly, one of the country’s main political yearly events. “China must create a new development model,” said the president, who added that his country “must promote industrial transformation.” Xi … Read more

Farewell to fear: Chinese propaganda U-turns as zero-Covid abandoned

By Jesús Centeno Beijing, Dec 9 (EFE).- China began rolling back this week its strict “zero Covid” strategy in the face of unprecedented protests against the draconian policy. The turnaround is underpinned by a sudden change of course in state propaganda, which is now downplaying the risk of the virus. The change of direction started … Read more

China admits conditions in place for a shift in Covid policy

By Alvaro AlfaroBeijing, Dec 2 (EFE).- After several cities in China eased coronavirus restrictions following protests in recent days, the country’s authorities said that conditions were in place for the country to adjust its anti-pandemic measures. Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, who is in charge of supervising the country’s “zero Covid” policy, said Thursday that the … Read more