China’s mysterious Third Plenum
China’s mysterious Third Plenum | BBC News
Third Plenum has ended much as it started:
Chinese state media released a communique summarizing the results of the four-day meeting, officially known as the Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress, on Tuesday evening. The document, which underwhelmed the country’s Internet users, was heavy on imprecise promises to give markets a “decisive” role in allocating economic resources and pursue judicial reform, but short on details.
Such a result is a clear win for technocrats in the Chinese leadership— Premier Li Keqiang and his allies– who wanted to tweak, rather than transform, existing policies and approaches.
An official statement at the end of the Third Plenum, which saw roughly 400 Communist party leaders meet in secret to plan a blueprint for China’s future, saw the creation of two new organisations that should boost Mr Xi’s power.
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