This week’s four-day meeting of China’s top Communist officials was regarded as a make-or-break moment for economic reform but may have raised more questions than it answered.
After decades of rapid expansion, the world’s second-largest economy is entering a period of slower growth, and Beijing is under growing pressure to address issues that threaten further economic development and social stability.
This meeting was President Xi Jinping’s first big opportunity to pursue a reform agenda aggressively — with major implications for the global economy. But the blueprint that the conference produced was heavy on party jargon and light on details.
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