China’s leaders have unveiled a series of reforms aimed at overhauling its economy over the next decade.
In a statement issued after a closed-door summit, they promised the free market would play a bigger role.
A new committee will oversee internal security to guard against social unrest, and farmers will be given more property rights over their land.
A BBC correspondent says the leaders will now have to persuade officials below them to implement the reforms.
The so-called Third Plenum talks began in Beijing on Friday, and ended with a brief communique outlining areas that had been agreed on.
The BBC’s Celia Hatton in Beijing says the reforms could carry enormous importance – a more complete list of changes to the economy and the social sector is expected to be released in the coming days, or even weeks.