Hello and welcome to the 13th issues of Beijing Review.
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NPC & CPPCC CLOSE-UP
A Big Stride Forward is about a new era of development ushered during the First Session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC). NPC deputies elected state leaders, adopted an amendment to the Constitution and the Supervision Law, and endorsed a cabinet restructuring plan.
Rustic Business, Rural Entrepreneurs explores the development strategies tailored to local conditions that are transforming China’s villages. Examples of success include young people who accepted positions as Party secretaries after graduation to return to villages where they have come up with new ideas to revitalize their areas and lift the villagers out of poverty with Ideas that include agricultural product, tourism, local specialty foods, and even magicians.
Transitioning Toward Innovation is about how Zhongguancun, Beijing’s Silicon Valley, is encouraging startups to push the boundaries of innovation. Business incubation and fostering high-end startup companies is transforming the area from a wholesale electronics market to a national hub of ideas and innovation.
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