China's 2022 National People's Congress has more than half of the agenda.

In almost every conference and release event that is open to the outside world, foreign reporters of different nationalities and skin colors can be seen shuttling through them. situation, foreign policy, etc.

The participation of foreign journalists and media has become an indispensable part of China's foreign narrative in the context of the National Two Sessions every year.

  Nicholas, a reporter from ITAR-TASS, participated in the report of China's two sessions for the sixth time this year, and he paid special attention to China's economic trend.

Similar to Nicholas, on the eve of the two sessions, when many foreign media published articles on the theme of "what the world expects from China's national two sessions", they all mentioned China's economic development.

  The international community pays attention to the economic issues of China's "two sessions", which must be considered in both domestic and international contexts.

On the one hand, the National People's Congress is not only an important node for summarizing economic work, but also a "wind vane" for China's economic policy; Tightening, the world economic recovery is slowing down, countries look forward to the "window" of China's "two sessions" to understand how the world's second largest economy, which affects the pulse of the global economy, can break the situation.

  In a report, the Finnish Helsinki Times called the signals released by China's Two Sessions as "inspiration".

"In the context of the global response to various challenges, the world has once again turned its attention to China, seeking inspiration for coping with common challenges and building a beautiful global village," the report said.

Argentina's "Financial Journal" likened China's economy to the "life buoy" of the world economy, "China is the main economic partner of most countries in the world, so the rapid recovery of China's economy is of great importance to the global economy. effect."

  Before the meeting, many foreign media were predicting how China will set its economic growth target for 2022.

Therefore, when the government work report was released on March 5, many media focused on the "5.5%" figure.

"Reasonable", "bold" and "steady and far-reaching" are the key words chosen by the media, including many Western media, when reporting.

  The 5.5% target for this year looks "conservative" compared to 8.1% GDP growth in 2021.

But the BBC, citing analysts, reported that it was "a logical target".

The US "Wall Street Journal" bluntly stated that China's economic growth target of about 5.5% this year "is a medium-to-high-speed growth on a high base, which reflects the initiative and requires hard work to achieve."

  On March 5, the website of Bloomberg News in the United States comprehensively interpreted the "gold content" behind "5.5%"-although the growth target of about 5.5% this year is the lowest in many years, it is still higher than the generally predicted 5% and 5%. 4.8% of the IMF forecast.

The report quoted economists' analysis as saying, "The 5.5% target implies that Beijing will introduce more measures to stabilize the housing market. Policymakers seek to ensure that the economic growth rate is sufficient to create enough jobs and maintain social stability, while avoiding measures that have their own Risk of excessive stimulus, such as increasing debt burdens or creating financial market bubbles.”

  As noted by Bloomberg News, "stability" is an important key word for China's economic growth this year.

The "Korea Ilbo" noted that in the government work report on March 5, the word "stability" appeared 76 times, "this shows that China will adhere to the word of stability, seek progress while maintaining stability, and maintain long-term stable economic development."

The report pointed out that the goal of "stabilizing employment" is also eye-catching. China has proposed specific goals such as adding 11 million new jobs in cities and towns this year and keeping the urban unemployment rate below 5.5%, reflecting China's continued efforts to stabilize people's livelihood. policy direction.

  The French newspaper Les Echos reported that the Chinese government made the word "stability" a "top priority" for its work in 2022, promising to implement "more targeted and sustainable" stimulus measures and increase a prudent monetary policy. The implementation efforts will stabilize land prices, house prices, and expectations.

The Associated Press article stated that the Chinese government is striving to achieve the development goal of making progress while maintaining stability.

The Chinese government has made commitments on many issues such as reducing taxes and fees and ensuring food and energy security.

"China has vowed to address the people's biggest concerns while increasing spending on public safety -- two moves that underscore the importance the ruling Communist Party places on stability," Bloomberg said in the report.

  According to the Spanish daily newspaper, stability is the top priority in the face of a turbulent world.

The newspaper reported that "stability" has always existed in Beijing's official rhetoric.

The GDP growth target of "around 5.5%" is a modest and sensible target.

"Compared to numbers, China is more concerned about the health of its economy." "Spanish Daily" emphasized that China has already begun to shift to a more mature and rational economic model, from cheap manufacturing to technology industries and domestic consumption - this more friendly to the environment.

  In the face of global ecological challenges, this year is the second year that China's carbon peaking and carbon neutralization work has been fully rolled out.

Premier Li Keqiang pointed out in the government work report that we should promote the dual carbon work in an orderly manner, implement the carbon peaking action plan, promote the energy revolution, and ensure energy supply.

This decision has attracted extensive attention from the Associated Press, Reuters and other media.

Reuters said in the report that Chinese officials have clearly accelerated the low-carbon transition.

The report also introduced a series of specific measures to accelerate the green and low-carbon transformation and reform announced by China's National Development and Reform Commission on March 7.

  All of these are closely related to China's broader and long-term policy direction and governance.

As early as before the opening of the National Two Sessions this year, Stephen Perry, chairman of the 48 Group Club in the United Kingdom, said in an interview with the media: "I am very concerned about China's new explorations in development, such as how the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will integrate the four major central cities. Connecting and making a difference at the same time." Perry pointed out, "These innovations are fascinating. Innovation can be seen in many areas in China, China is now entering a new era, and we look forward to learning about 2049 - the founding of new China. China at its 100th anniversary."

  Sun Qiheng, director of Japan's East Asian Community Research Institute, sighed that China's development is very exciting.

He is most concerned about China's outstanding development in the field of scientific research.

Sun Qiheng said: "China's scientific research is leading the world. Today's world is being changed by new technologies. We expect China's new technologies to play an important role in promoting the development of the world."

  This is the result of China's continuous opening up and integration into the world. It is also inseparable from the Chinese government's insistence on normalizing epidemic prevention and control.

As the global death toll from the new crown exceeds 6 million, CNN said China is the only major country still struggling to implement a "dynamic zero" policy.

The article quoted analysts predicting that "China's reopening will be gradual and cautious."

  It is precisely because China has been closely connected with the world that at the time of the National Two Sessions, an international background that cannot be ignored is the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Most foreign media mentioned this sudden "black swan" when looking ahead and interpreting the contents of the two sessions.

The world looks forward to seeing China's response on key issues such as energy security and food security.

  Singapore's "Lianhe Zaobao" website reported that some areas in China experienced coal power shortages in 2021, and the global energy crisis was exacerbated by the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Chinese President Xi Jinping demanded on March 5 that reducing carbon while ensuring energy security "cannot be divorced from reality and rush for success".

The Singaporean media also paid attention to the statement of Hu Zucai, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, on food security. According to the report, Hu Zucai emphasized at the press conference that it is necessary to ensure the supply and price of food, stabilize the sown area and output of rice, wheat, etc., and maintain food production. The quantity is sufficient and the price is stable to ensure that the Chinese people's rice bowl is firmly in their own hands.

  The New York Times noted that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict was not directly mentioned in the government work report.

It interpreted this as China trying to put aside global anxiety about war.

The 5.5 percent economic growth target sets China's economy on a steady path this year, the report said, with an implied signal that "China can weather the turmoil in Europe."

At the government work report briefing, a reporter from Kyodo News directly asked: When formulating this report, did the Chinese government take into account the recent international turmoil surrounding Ukraine?

"We drafted the government work report, taking into account various factors," Xiang Dong, deputy director of the State Council Research Office, said in response.

  In the reports of China's two sessions by journalists from various countries, as the "locomotive" of global economic growth, the significance of China's economy to the world economy has become more and more clear.

From the new development pattern of "dual circulation", to the key directions of rural revitalization and digital transformation, to the high-quality joint construction of the "Belt and Road" and the promotion of the construction of the new western land-sea corridor, a series of specific policies and measures for opening up to the outside world have allowed Investors from all over the world are looking forward to dealing with a more open China.

More importantly, while evaluating China's economy and sharing the dividends of China's development, many countries also hope to find and understand Chinese wisdom on global economic governance - this is the meaning behind the word "inspiration" in the Helsinki Times report. .

  This newspaper, Beijing, March 9th

  China Youth Daily, China Youth Daily reporter Ma Ziqian Source: China Youth Daily