More details have now been announced about the proposal for China’s upcoming five-year plan.
Among other things regarding Hong Kong’s position.
China’s five – year plan sets out the strategic priorities of the ruling Communist Party in the coming years, and the message in the Hong Kong section differs significantly from previous plans.
Gone are the wordings such as “consolidating Hong Kong’s role as an international financial center” and that Hong Kong has “unique conditions” to take into account.
Instead, it is about economic integration with mainland China and a focus on national security.
Hong Kong must be on its guard against “foreign influence”, it says, and in addition the Communist Party establishes what is called its “overarching jurisdiction” over Hong Kong.
A concept that has admittedly been used before, but which is now also included in the official proposal for a five-year plan. Another interesting part of China’s future goals is what is commonly referred to as “family planning.”
During many years a controversial one-child policy was pursued, but five years ago the Communist Party began encouraging the Chinese to give birth to two children. But now that wording is also gone. Instead, they say they want to strengthen an “inclusive family policy” and reduce the costs of giving birth, raising and educating children.
In other respects, China aims to become more technologically self-sufficient and to rely more on its domestic market. Commenting on the five-year plan, Communist Party Secretary-General Xi Jinping said it was an adaptation of what he called an “accelerating anti-globalization trend”.
Source: ICELAND NEWS