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China to hold policy-setting meeting on Dec 15-16: Sources

Published on Dec 13, 2012 11:44 AM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese leaders will hold an annual policy-setting meeting over the coming weekend to chart the course for the economy in 2013, government sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

Communist Party chief Xi Jinping will preside over the closed-door meeting that will bring together China's top leadership, provincial officials, ministers, regulators and the central bank chief as well as the heads of the top state firms.

"The meeting will start on Saturday and last for two days,"said a source with a top government think-tank who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue.

Chinese state-news agency Xinhua usually gives the exact date of the meeting and announces details once it is over.

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