Reports on the Latest on China's New Government

Mar 21, 2013, 12:56 ET from

TAMPERE, Finland, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

China's new government is now in place, with newly-elected President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang at the helm. China's State Council is also in place and the amount of "No" votes that some of the candidates received belies the "rubberstamp" nature attributed to the National People's Congress.

President Xi's and Premier Li's rise to those positions have been expected since the Party Congress last year. With both Europe and the US still not fully recovered from the financial crisis and given the geopolitical issues in East Asia and the Korean peninsula, this once-in-a-decade leadership change comes at a crucial time. China remains the world's most populous country, its second biggest economy and is the largest foreign holder of US debt.

It is against this backdrop that gbtimes continues to provide the latest news and analysis of China's new government, which began with its coverage of the Two Sessions in Beijing. The highlights of the report include an exclusive interview with Lv Xinhua, spokesperson of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and interviews with such experts as Professor He Wenping on Africa and Jia Qingguo on international relations.

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