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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.

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.

Wednesday, 13 November, 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

Chinese media build expectations of reforms at key meeting

Chinese state media on Sunday raised expectations for major reforms at a Communist Party meeting which is setting the course for the world’s second largest economy over the next decade.

10 Nov 2013 - 6:10pm

China's Communist Party begins third plenum to decide economic reforms

A steady stream of black, official-looking cars passing through tight security at the army-owned Jingxi Hotel yesterday was the only indication that China's leaders were about to meet to discuss the country's future.

10 Nov 2013 - 6:09am

Expectations mixed as China's third plenum meeting begins

As about 400 of the nation's most powerful people meet in Beijing today for a key Communist Party meeting, hopes are high and the stakes huge. But clarity will probably be painfully lacking.

9 Nov 2013 - 8:51am 3 comments

Communist Party rules out political reform ahead of third plenum

The Communist Party ruled out any significant political reform a day before the historically significant Central Committee third plenum gets under way, saying it will reinforce the pillars of the party's leadership and ideological control.

9 Nov 2013 - 5:47am 4 comments

Third plenum expected to determine new relationship between state and private sectors

At a major party meeting - the third plenum of the Communist Party's Central Committee, which runs from today until Tuesday - Xi and his coterie are expected to unveil measures that will spur domestic consumption and industrial innovation.

9 Nov 2013 - 5:54am 1 comment