Policy Meeting: Two Sessions 2023 Explained – Webinar

Following Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power at the 20th Party Congress and the relaxation of China’s zero-COVID policies, the Chinese leadership has gathered again for the 2023 Two Sessions. This year’s meetings are particularly consequential because, on top of the routine announcements of economic targets and the discussion of legislation, they will oversee new personnel appointments and a significant institutional reshuffle that will shape Chinese politics and policy-making in the coming years.

The EU SME Centre and the European Chamber are pleased to invite you to join our upcoming Policy Meeting, where Neil Thomas, formerly Senior Analyst at Eurasia Group, and Changhao Wei, Associate Research Scholar in Law and Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center and founder of NPC Observer, will discuss the various aspects of the 2023 Two Sessions . The meeting will take place on Thursday 16 March from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Beijing Time) online. The meeting will be off-the-record and held under Chatham House rules.

How to Register

This is a closed meeting open to consortium partners’ management and relevant stakeholders of EU SME Centre Phase IV including European embassies, consulates, EU-funded projects and secretariat/board members from European chambers or business associations only. If you meet the criteria and would like to attend, please send your information to Ms Ester Cañada Amela at ecamela@europeanchamber.com.cn before Wednesday 15 March noon. You will receive a confirmation email and later on the full address.


9:00 – 9:10 AM

Opening Remarks

9:10 – 10:00 AM

Presentations by Neil Thomas and Changhao Wei

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Discussion and Q&A

Read more about this event and the speakers on: https://www.eusmecentre.org.cn/events/policy-meeting-two-sessions-2023-explained/