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Chinese leaders launch meeting amid reform hopes

November 9, 2013 • Business


Chinese policemen watch as visitors walk out from an underground tunnel to head to Tiananmen Gate during the 205-member Central Committee’s third annual plenum in Beijing Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Reform advocates are looking to China’s leaders to launch a new era of change by giving entrepreneurs a bigger role in the state-dominated economy and farmers more control over land at a policymaking conference that opened Saturday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) — Reform advocates are looking to China’s leaders to launch a new era of change by giving entrepreneurs a bigger role in the state-dominated economy and farmers more control over land at a policymaking conference that began its second day’s deliberations Sunday.

The Communist Party has yet to give details of the agenda of the four-day meeting that began Saturday. But the official Xinhua News Agency, which only reported the closed-door gathering had begun, said it would consider “major issues concerning comprehensively deepening reforms.”

Chinese leaders are under pressure to overhaul a model based on trade and investment that has run out of steam after delivering three decades of rapid growth. Advisers including the World Bank Login to read more

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