The Chinese government intends to strengthen the foundation for ensuring national security and social stability in light of always being prepared for the worst-case scenario, according to the country’s socio-economic development plan for 2023, published on Sunday.
“It is necessary to strengthen the basis for ensuring national security and stability in society, to provide a new architectonics of development with the help of a new security architectonics,” the document said at the opening of the parliamentary session.
It is also noted the need to “always be prepared for the worst-case scenario, to adhere to the course for the simultaneous solution of both superficial and deep problems, as well as for the prevention of risks both at the current time and in the long term, to strengthen the work on the formation of risk prevention and control mechanisms, and to build appropriate capacity, take strict and thorough measures to prevent systemic security risks.”
The first session of the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) – the country’s highest legislative body – opened in Beijing on Sunday and will run until March 13. About 3 thousand delegates from all over the country are participating in the session, and in the coming days they should determine the main direction of legislative and economic work for the coming year, as well as elect a new leadership for the country.