Ding Yifan, China Forum Expert and Deputy Director of China Development Research Center
Nov 07, 2013
The upcoming Third Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, slated for November 9-12, has become a hot topic in the media. It is expected that future reforms will mainly focus on four aspects, writes Ding Yifan.
Cheng Li, Director, John L. Thornton China Center, The Brookings Institution
Nov 04, 2013
The pessimistic outlook on China’s Third Plenum fails to capture the leadership’s momentum, sense of urgency, and collective understanding of the need to embark on big, bold and broad reforms to gain public support before it’s too late, write Cheng Li and Ryan McElveen.
Douglas Paal, Vice President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Nov 01, 2013
The Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress is likely to entail significant financial reform, the Party appears unready to contemplate a more liberal course or a fundamental change in the nature of its governance, writes Douglas Paal.
Zhang Monan, Deputy Director of Institute of American and European Studies, CCIEE
Oct 29, 2013
As the 3rd Plenary of the 18th CPC Central Committee approaches, people have high expectations for financial system reform. The focus will be enhancing the efficiency of resource allocation through finance, and supporting a real economy, writes Zhang Monan.
Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies, Lau China Institute at King's College, London
Oct 21, 2013
The Third Plenum will be the first major opportunity under China’s new leadership to see how they plan to approach the two major goals of economic and social reform, writes Kerry Brown.
Henry Paulson, Former US Secretary of Treasury
Oct 08, 2013
The Third Plenary Session of the Communist Party’s 18th National Congress is a pivotal meeting for China’s new leaders, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang. As Henry M. Paulson Jr. explains, there are four reasons to be optimistic about China’s potential economic restructuring in November.
Chung-yue Chang, Philosophy Teacher, Montclair State University
Sep 26, 2013
The Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China's Central Committee will be held in November, as announced by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Aug 27.
Jonathan Holslag, Professor of International Politics, Free University Brussels
Sep 16, 2013
China’s Central Committee will gather later this year for a session that will shape the outlook of the global economy. Despite hopes that China will announce a rebalancing strategy, Jonathan Holslag believes Beijing will continue its high export policies.
Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government , Claremont McKenna College
Sep 09, 2013
China’s new leadership faces tough challenges at the third plenum of the 18th Central Committee with a focus on economic reforms. Minxin Pei writes that four policy priorities will dictate the success of China’s reforms: financial sector liberalization, an overhaul of the fiscal system, downsizing of state-owned enterprises, and abolition of the hukou system.