China's Fifth Plenum

China's top leaders meet to endorse next five-year plan

They will set course for country's economic, social development in near and longer term

Tesla cars at a Shanghai manufacturing plant. The China Association of Automotive Manufacturers has urged the government to boost support for exports of China-made cars.
Tesla cars at a Shanghai manufacturing plant. The China Association of Automotive Manufacturers has urged the government to boost support for exports of China-made cars.PHOTO: REUTERS

China's top leaders are meeting this week to set a course for the country's economic and social development in the near and longer term.

This comes as it emerges from a devastating pandemic and braces itself for a decoupling with the United States.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2020, with the headline 'China's top leaders meet to endorse next five-year plan'. Print Edition | Subscribe