Two Sessions 2020 Live: No GDP target for first time in history as National People’s Congress under way in Beijing squib

Beijing has not set a target for gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2020 as the National People’s Congress, China’s most important annual political event, got under way in Beijing on Friday, with Premier Li Keqiang outlining the nation’s aims and ambitions for the year ahead as the world continues to battle Covid-19.Delayed for about two months because of the global health crisis, this year’s congress is expected to be several days shorter than usual. The thousands of deputies taking part…
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