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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.

Lack of one-child-policy reform detail in plenum communiqué disappoints

A relaxation of the one-child policy. Reform of the hukou household registration system. Curbs on soaring property prices. All were widely expected to get a mention in the communiqué issued after the Communist Party plenum ended, but it mentioned none of them.

Thursday, 14 November, 2013, 4:42pm

Xi Jinping shows muscle by setting up panels on economic reform, security

The creation of two new panels to oversee economic reform and national security provides perhaps the strongest sign yet that President Xi Jinping has successfully consolidated power across the government after a year in office.

14 Nov 2013 - 2:41pm 1 comment

True test of China's reform will be in the details

The communiqué issued after a secretive four-day policy meeting of nearly 400 top mainland officials can be seen either as a glass half full or half empty, depending on the expectations of the beholder.

14 Nov 2013 - 3:24pm

Anhui tests land reform in wake of plenum vow on rural property rights

Anhui has become the first province to unveil a comprehensive plan to test land reform after Communist Party leaders announced following a key meeting that farmers would be granted more property rights.

14 Nov 2013 - 5:13am

What holistic reforms should mean for a developing China

As Communist Party leaders convened for their third plenum over the weekend, a country buoyed by hopes for "comprehensive, thorough reforms" waited with bated breath. After all, a key document for discussion was titled "Decision on the Important Questions for Comprehensive, Thorough Reforms".

14 Nov 2013 - 2:48am

Now, China must act on its pledge of reform

The communiqué issued at the end of the third plenum of the Communist Party's 18th Central Committee is a general statement about the desire to solve the current economic and social difficulties through reforms.

14 Nov 2013 - 3:04am 4 comments

Communist Party's third plenum leaves blanks in key policy areas

The communiqué issued at the end of the Communist Party's third plenum had little to say about areas closely watched by global investors. Yesterday's communiqué stopped short of giving details of concrete reforms of state-owned enterprises and financial institutions, merely acknowledging the importance of the market in allocating resources.

13 Nov 2013 - 10:48am

'Leading team' to spearhead drive for reform, party plenum resolves

A central "leading team" will be set up to spearhead reform efforts, underscoring the eagerness of the new leadership to overcome chronic obstacles to deepening reforms.

13 Nov 2013 - 3:51am

Beijing to set up powerful national security body in face of mounting threats

The communiqué issued at the end of the Communist Party Central Committee's plenum said: "A national security committee will be established to perfect the national security system and national security strategy and safeguard national security."

13 Nov 2013 - 10:46am 11 comments

Communist Party urged to speed up China's financial reforms

The party needs to speed up stalled reforms in capital markets and the financial industry to increase the role of free markets pledged by leaders, experts say.

13 Nov 2013 - 10:51am

Party's third plenum pledges 'decisive role' for markets in China's economy

Communist Party leaders yesterday pledged to give market competition a "decisive role" in the economy and strengthen judicial independence in a vaguely worded reform blueprint.

13 Nov 2013 - 8:20am 10 comments

Some economic reforms expected from third plenum, but expectations remain muted

China’s leaders will unveil a reform agenda for the next decade on Tuesday, seeking to balance the need to overhaul the world’s second-largest economy as it loses steam with preserving stability and to reinforce the Communist Party’s power.

12 Nov 2013 - 11:33am

Beijing denies report private investors could buy 15 per cent of state-owned firms

Top Chinese regulators on Monday rushed to pour cold water over an official media report that the government would allow private investors to buy up to 15 per cent stakes in state-owned enterprises. 

11 Nov 2013 - 6:29pm

China's urbanisation push needs land reform, freer residency rights in cities

Tan Yingyu is one of China’s 200 million migrant workers, and like many he is stuck: he does not want to return to his village but also cannot become a legal resident in the city of Chengdu, where he has worked for nearly 20 years.

11 Nov 2013 - 11:18am

Expect progress, but it won't happen overnight

Tomorrow, a secretive four-day meeting of nearly 400 top mainland officials is scheduled to end in Beijing with a communiqué that will set the tone and agenda for China's development over the next decade or more.

11 Nov 2013 - 7:16am 4 comments