Chinese party-state politics


published: 12.03.2024

National People’s Congress 2024: The state implements the party’s decisions, with Nis Grünberg and Jacob Gunter

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, has held its yearly session in Beijing from the 5th to the 11th of March. This episode of the MERICS China Podcast looks at what we have learned from this year's NPC and its repercussions for China and Europe. Johannes Heller-John is joined by MERICS Lead Analysts Nis Grünberg and Jacob Gunter. They argue that science and technology as well as security took precedence over socio-economic issues.


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About the speakers

Nis Grünberg

Lead Analyst at Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

State-party relations; elite politics; China’s sustainable development

Jacob Gunter

Senior Analyst at Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

China's political economy; Industrial policy; Innovation