The third plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee will be held in Beijing from November 9th to 12th, during which the Party's new leaders are expected to discuss the nation's blueprint for the next decade. Analysts from home and abroad have predicted that the CPC Central Committee will propose a series of policies to further deepen reform in various sectors, including income distribution, land policies, pensions, finance and administration systems.
The CPC has held a tradition of introducing key reforms in the third plenary sessions since 1978, when the third plenary session of the 11th CPC Central Committee decided to implement the country's "Opening up and Reform" policy.
Now, China's new generation of leaders has demonstrated their resolution to further push forward the process of reform and opening up, in an effort to stabilize the country's economic growth and re-balance its economic structure. What measures can we expect from this upcoming plenum to further expand China's reform and opening up?
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We speak to Dr. Gao Zhikai, Director of China National Association of International Studies, and Dr. Lai Hairong, Executive Director of China's Center for Overseas Social and Philosophical Theories, who also has a PhD in Comparative Politics.