Premier Li Keqiang today said in front of the statue of Deng Xiaoping that “The Yellow River and Yangtze River will not flow backwards,” sending a strong signal that China’s reform and opening-up policies will continue. Let’s see what happens with the Party Congress.
Aug 17, 2022 · 12:01 PM UTC
What’s interesting is that Xi’s first trip after the Beidaihe meeting was to the Northeast, where he famously called for “self-sufficiency” in 2018, while Li’s first trip was to Shenzhen, the cradle of China’s reforms and opening-up. The contrast has never been sharper.