Last Friday, Chinese officials convened for a once-a-decade summit to set their long-term goals. Their announcements baffled many domestic and Western observers. The state-controlled People’s Daily tried to explain them in plainer language, some of which we’ve translated below:
Chinese stocks soared after the announcement, though many pundits are skeptical of the reform’s sincerity. Most read it as an economic reform with a few possible humanitarian garnishes. Some top economists question its economic viability as well.
5. A poll on Weibo showed that roughly 60% would consider a second child, and 40% wouldn’t.
6. Many shared their experiences with forced labor camps. This essay became popular.
8. This “dummy’s guide” to the reforms became popular:
9. And lastly:
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