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China cabinet, central bank chief in focus as parliament winds down

Slate of top economic portfolios to be announced at National People’s Congress

Delegates at the National People’s Congress, China’s annual rubber-stamp parliament, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11.

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CK TAN, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING — A slate of new cabinet ministers and a central bank chief are set to be revealed at China’s parliament on Sunday, part of a sweeping leadership shuffle as President Xi Jinping kicks off a third term.

All eyes will be on who is picked for key economic portfolios as China struggles to mount a firm recovery after abandoning years of strict COVID-19 curbs that dragged growth down to 3% last year. That was among the lowest growth rates in decades.

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