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China Economics

China’s Plan for the Post-Pandemic World Order: The Dual Circulation Strategy

On the 5th of February, 2021, China’s National People’s Congress passed the fourteenth five-year economic plan (14FYP) from 2021 to 2025. A core component of the 14FYP is the Dual Circulation Strategy (DCS). First set forth by President Xi Jinping during the Politburo Standing Committee Meeting of May 14th, 2020, the DCS is set to determine legislative, diplomatic and economic developments in China for the coming decade. Yet, the DCS is not well-defined. By looking into its origins, context, and objectives, this article will forecast the systemic changes to the Chinese economy introduced by the DCS. This article will argue that the DCS is nothing but a plan to advance China’s economic and political interests by strengthening its domestic market, achieving technological self-sufficiency, and promoting the adoption of its standards.

Asia Pacific Politics

National People’s Congress sets the tone in China

The annual gathering of the National People’s Congress, which runs through March 16, represents an important chance for the CCP’s leadership to consolidate its power, but also a critical opportunity

Asia Pacific Politics

A new direction for China-Taiwan relations

The rapprochement strategy strongly advocated by Taiwan’s President, Ma Ying-jeou, represents an important step in enhancing the dialogue with Beijing. However, concerns still remain that each step towards the Chinese