China's party plenum focuses on governance reforms

Souvenirs of President Xi Jinping and former leader Mao Zedong in a Beijing shop. The third plenum, usually held in autumn, was brought forward to this month to discuss state leadership.
Souvenirs of President Xi Jinping and former leader Mao Zedong in a Beijing shop. The third plenum, usually held in autumn, was brought forward to this month to discuss state leadership. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Past sessions of high-level meeting stressed on China's economic reform, development

The Chinese Communist Party's third plenum that ended yesterday focused on reforms to improve party and state governing institutions, in a departure from past plenary sessions that stressed economic reform and development.

The meeting also adopted lists of proposed candidates for state leadership positions - such as president, vice-president and Cabinet ministers - as well as leaders of the top political advisory body, the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2018, with the headline 'Party plenum focuses on governance reforms'. Print Edition | Subscribe