The Washington Post

Xi to lead ‘intensive’ government overhaul

- — Lily Kuo

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will oversee an “intensive” and “widerangin­g” government overhaul at a key political meeting starting Sunday that will usher in a new generation of officials close to Xi and cement his control.

China’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National People’s Congress, is expected to approve a “reform plan” that expands the Communist Party’s role in the technology sector and the private sector, as well as addresses financial regulation and national security.

The changes come at a time of deep economic uncertaint­y after years of restrictiv­e covid policies paralyzed the country’s economy and slowed growth to its lowest levels since the 1970s, as well as increased hostility as China’s relationsh­ip with the United States reached new lows.

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