On Xi's agenda

All eyes on who will lead China's economic reform

A reshuffle of financial regulatory chiefs may see An electronics factory in Qingdao, Shandong province. Analysts say China is likely to set its growth target at around 6.5 per cent.
An electronics factory in Qingdao, Shandong province. Analysts say China is likely to set its growth target at around 6.5 per cent.PHOTOS: REUTERS
A reshuffle of financial regulatory chiefs may see An electronics factory in Qingdao, Shandong province. Analysts say China is likely to set its growth target at around 6.5 per cent.
A reshuffle of financial regulatory chiefs may see a super regulatory body that gives the central bank (above) more powers to fight financial risks, analysts say.PHOTOS: REUTERS

A possible financial super regulatory body, property tax and greater market access also in spotlight

The world will be watching who will get picked to implement economic policies at China's annual parliamentary session this year, notably the head of the central bank.

The reshuffling of financial regulatory chiefs could also see the setting up of a super regulatory body to give the central bank more powers to combat financial risks, say analysts. This comes as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) emphasised reforms to improve party and state governing institutions at the third plenum of its 19th Central Committee last week.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 04, 2018, with the headline 'All eyes on who will lead economic reform '. Print Edition | Subscribe