The Chinese Communist Party’s General Secretary Xi Jinping presided over a Politburo Meeting of the CCP Central Committee on August 27, 2013. The Politburo Meeting has decided to hold the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CCP Central Committee in Beijing in November of 2013. The Politburo Meeting on August 27 approved the following:
- a 2013-2017 work plan to establish and improve the system for punishing and preventing corruption;
- a document concerning local governments’ functional transformation and institutional reform;
- a pilot free trade zone in Shanghai.
All reforms must be done within the boundary of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Source: Xinhua, August 27, 2013