Friday open thread

Good morning, today’s thread is for subscribers only. I will be in and out this morning. These are the three questions I am most interested in but please chip in with whatever you want to talk about:

  1. How is the Hong Kong National Security Law going to play out, in Hong Kong, in the mainland (very popular I will bet), and internationally?

  2. Is the absence of a GDP target in the Premier’s work report to the NPC a positive sign for reform, or just an indication that the economic recovery is still so fragile, and the uncertainty so great, that if they wanted to put in a target it would have had to be shockingly low? The Wall Street Journal has uploaded the report, in English and Chinese, here.

  3. The excellent Keith Zhai of Reuters noted in a Twitter thread this morning that:

How worried should people be about this change?