(Bloomberg) -- Chinese authorities took the economic recovery and virus situation into account when setting the nation’s 2021 targets, said National Development and Reform Commission Vice Chairman Ning Jizhe, as this year’s full-session of parliament, the National People’s Congress, entered its fourth day. The nation’s top economic planner also said at a briefing in Beijing on Monday that China will roll out a five-year plan for new infrastructure this year and deepen hukou reform, including lowering requirements to obtain the residency certificates.Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam told a media briefing on Monday that a proposed overhaul of the city’s electoral system was driven by China and that she couldn’t say if Legislative Council elections scheduled for September would again be delayed. This comes after a Sunday meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng, during which he emphasized the need to contain the spread of Covid-19 and to also ensure implementation of the electoral system overhaul.Also over the weekend, President Xi Jinping participated in a gathering of NPC delegates from Qinghai Province and spoke about the need for China to seek high-quality economic growth. Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned the U.S. to stop “crossing lines and playing with fire” when it comes to Taiwan, which Beijing claims sovereignty over. The independently-ruled island was one of several topics that Wang hit out at the U.S. for during a briefing with reporters.What to Know:Click here for more coverage of this year’s NPCFull NPC reports. Highlights hereA QuickTake explainer on the NPCBloomberg Intelligence reaction to GDP goal; more hereA look at China’s green goalsLatest developments: (Time-stamps are local time in Beijing)Upcoming Events: 5-Year Plan BriefingKey upcoming NPC events that have been announced so far include:Monday, 3 p.m. — NPC plenary session, with delegates listening to work reports delivered by NPC standing committee chairman, head of of the supreme court and the top procuratorThursday, 3 p.m. — NPC closing session. Delegates will vote on work reports, 14th Five-Year Plan, and other legislative revisions including decision on revising Hong Kong’s electoral systemChina Gives Nuclear Power a Fresh Push in Drive to Go Green (Monday 11:19 a.m.)China is offering new backing for the development of nuclear power as a key tool in its drive to cut carbon emissions. The nation will promote the construction of coastal nuclear power plants and aims to have 70 gigawatts of generation capacity by 2025 from about 50 gigawatts at the end of last year, according to the latest five-year plan presented Friday to the NPC. That would equate to about 20 new reactors.China Defends ‘Patriots Governing Hong Kong’ (Monday 01:43 AM)It is “legitimate, reasonable and necessary” for the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislature, to make a decision at the constitutional level to “improve” Hong Kong’s electoral system, the official Xinhua News Agency said in a commentary.Defending Beijing’s proposal to reform Hong Kong’s electoral system in face of criticism from the West, the news agency said “anti-China and destabilizing forces” in Hong Kong have collaborated with “external Western force” to taken advantage of longstanding loopholes in the existing electoral system to try to disrupt the governance of Hong Kong.The proposal, which lawmakers in Beijing are expected to pass within days, signals a dramatic rejection of the democratic institutions China had tolerated in the former British colony since regaining sovereignty in 1997.Read more about the proposed overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral systemXi Calls for Quality Economic Growth (Sunday 9:37 PM)President Xi Jinping, in a meeting with NPC delegates from Qinghai province, stressed the need to pursue high-quality economic growth and said Beijing would require that of all parts of China, not just those that are relatively more affluent. For Qinghai, one of China’s poorest regions, Xi called on the province to develop clean energy industries, to become a destination for international eco-tourism and to make itself into a source of green and organic farm goods. Xi also called on authorities in Qinghai, which is home to a significant number of ethnic Tibetans, to promote the prosperity and unity of all ethnicities, according to Xinhua.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.