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Communist Party third plenum

The Chinese Communist Party's third plenum of the 18th Party Congress traditionally sets the economic tone for the Chinese government's next five-year term.

Plenum push towards 'greener' economy faces challenges

The Communist Party has vowed to seek a more balanced model of development by shifting local governments' focus away from breakneck economic growth, according to the resolution from a key party meeting last week.

Monday, 18 November, 2013, 5:53am

Plenum plans signal looser state hold over IPOs

The central government may reduce the influence of the state on stock markets as part of its reform agenda, including by making it easier for companies to list their stocks and making management of state-owned firms more accountable to shareholders.

18 Nov 2013 - 5:53am

Xi moves closer to becoming another paramount leader

The disappointment among business leaders, analysts and even junior mainland officials was almost palpable on Tuesday after Communist Party leaders emerged from a secretive four-day meeting and outlined their much-anticipated plans to move the country forward.

18 Nov 2013 - 7:30am 2 comments

Top family planning official plays down relaxation of one-child policy

Wang Peian, the deputy director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said that allowing couples to have a second children when only one parent was an only child represented a minor change. He even disputed using the word "relaxation" to describe it.

17 Nov 2013 - 8:27am

Questions over what replaces 're-education through labour'

The abolition of the notorious "re-education through labour", or laojiao, system announced on Friday has been widely hailed as a significant step forward in human-rights protection on the mainland, but rights advocates and legal experts remain sceptical over the new correctional system that is expected to replace it.

17 Nov 2013 - 5:39am

Sweeping changes needed to tackle graft in China, say analysts

The Communist Party's decision to expand the reach of its internal graft-busters has been praised as a positive step, but analysts warned that more sweeping changes were needed to cure the epidemic of corruption on the mainland.

17 Nov 2013 - 5:39am

Official homes for cadres would stem China graft: third plenum proposal

Communist Party leaders across the country could eventually move into official residences as part of a plan to tackle official corruption, although experts said the change would mean little without greater disclosure of officials' wealth.

17 Nov 2013 - 5:39am 2 comments

Plenum decides academics no longer seen as equal to government officials

University presidents and other top academics will no longer be treated as the equivalent of government officials under a Communist Party plan to shake up public institutions.

16 Nov 2013 - 4:20am

Most investment projects will no longer need government approval

In a major move to reduce government intervention in the market, the Communist Party this week decided that investment projects would no longer require government approval unless they concern security or key national strategies.

16 Nov 2013 - 7:30am

People's Liberation Army aims to better co-ordinate its operation

The People's Liberation Army will better co-ordinate the work of its different military and geographical branches, according to the resolution of the just concluded Communist Party plenum published yesterday.

16 Nov 2013 - 4:28am