China sets this year’s economic growth target at ‘around 5%’

Delegates applaud as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang rises to speak during the opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING — China’s government announced plans for a consumer-led revival of the struggling economy as its legislature opened a session Sunday that will tighten President Xi Jinping’s control over business and society.