INSIGHTS | Tech in the five-year plan

March 06, 2021 CV TECH INC

As China’s legislature prepares to meet tomorrow, we’re bringing you a special edition of our Insights column: a preview of tech in the 14th Five-Year Plan. We’ve looked through the last plan, and the documents describing priorities for the new one, to give you our baseline expectations for key tech areas in the new plan.


Greetings from Beijing, where the weather is just turning to spring, the air this week feels like taking a bath in an ashtray, and, across town, about 3,000 people are getting together Friday to kick off the annual meeting of China’s national legislature.


This is one of the big meetings: This year, the National People’s Congress will approve China’s 14th Five-Year Plan, which will set out the government’s economic priorities for the next half-decade. The meeting lasts from March 5 to March 11, and in previous years the plan has come toward the end of the session.



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