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China's Third Plenum: Policy Changes and Their Impact

Chatham House, London

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Dr Tim Summers, Senior Consulting Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House


One year after a transition at the top of China's Communist Party, a major party gathering − the third plenum − was held on 9-12 November, with Chinese officials preparing a 'comprehensive plan for reform' in the context of apparently slowing growth in China as well as social and environmental challenges.

The speaker will comment on the outcomes of the plenum and the debates which led up to it, and examine likely policy changes and their impact on developments in China.