lørdag 31. august 2019

After Long Gap, China’s Ruling Elite to Gather for October Conclave

Top officials of the Chinese Communist Party will hold a key meeting in October to discuss government policies and “perfecting” the country’s socialist system, state media said on Aug. 30, more than a year after the last was held. Plenums, as they are formally called, are generally held every autumn, and are an opportunity for the party’s elite to map out policy priorities for the year ahead.

Unexpectedly, however, one was not held last autumn, amid speculation in Beijing of disagreements within the Party leadership about the direction of the country, amid a bruising trade war with the United States and slowing economic growth.