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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.

Time for Beijing to implement bold economic reform

The third plenary session of the Central Committee beginning in Beijing today has raised great expectations of reform. The outcome could set the tone and agenda for the country's development in the next decade or more.

Saturday, 9 November, 2013, 3:25am

Li Keqiang tells local governments not to set up own businesses

"In principle, local governments should not directly invest in enterprises," Li said in a November 1 video conference with local leaders on their governments' role.

9 Nov 2013 - 5:45am

Likenomics guided by prudence and pragmatism

In the run-up to the third plenum of the Communist Party, Premier Li Keqiang gave an overview of his reform priorities in a lecture at the 16th national congress of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions. It was a lesson in Likenomics 101.

8 Nov 2013 - 6:55pm 1 comment

Don't believe the hype over Third Plenum

Leaders of Western countries may well be jealous at the excited attention being heaped on a plenary meeting of the Communist Party's Central Committee, which starts this weekend. Ever since the date of the third plenum was announced, it has been the top news item in mainland newspapers big and small. There is no end to the upbeat coverage, it seems.

8 Nov 2013 - 6:52pm 4 comments

Communist Party vows to uphold its leadership on eve of third plenum

China’s Communist Party asserted its leadership credentials in a lengthy document published on Friday, the day before it starts a key meeting to set the economic agenda for the next decade.

8 Nov 2013 - 4:25pm

What's the real test to Xi Jinping and the Communist Party at the Third Plenum?

There is something odd and disturbing about the conventional wisdom surrounding the upcoming Third Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

8 Nov 2013 - 12:29pm

Key Party meeting to forge China's future, but don't expect major political reforms

As the Communist Party's Central Committee leaders gather in Beijing on Saturday for a closely-watched session, an expectant public - hungry for change - eagerly awaits proposals that might shake up the way the People's Republic governs itself.

8 Nov 2013 - 8:48am 6 comments

Will China's third plenum be an economic turning point?

Facing pressure to overhaul a worn-out growth model, China’s leaders are promising dramatic changes at a weekend meeting that reform advocates hope will make history by unleashing a new wave of economic transformation.

7 Nov 2013 - 5:13pm 2 comments

Petitioners 'living in fear' as police crackdown ahead of third plenum

Police and local governments across the mainland have been rounding up petitioners, keeping activists under close watch and warning rights lawyers to keep a low profile as security is stepped up ahead of the Communist Party Central Committee’s third plenary meeting that begins on Saturday.

8 Nov 2013 - 3:01am 3 comments

Can China's economic planners rise to the challenge?

Five of the Communist Party Central Committee's past seven third plenums have discussed macroeconomic policies relating to reform and opening up, and economic development.

7 Nov 2013 - 12:30am