On December 9, 2015, the Communist Party’s Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms held its 19th monthly meeting. The Central Leading Group was established in November 2013, during the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, as a policy formulation and implementation body in charge of "Comprehensively Deepening Reforms."
As the group leader, Xi Jinping presides over all monthly meetings. The deputy group leaders, Li Keqiang, Liu Yunshan, Zhang Gaoli, and all members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo are in attendance. Sometimes those heading relevant government ministries or Party departments may be invited to sit in. Local representatives are rarely invited.
Since its establishment, the Central Leading Group has reviewed 102 documents. They average five per meeting (ranging from three to 10). During 2015, the Central Leading Group reviewed a total of 65 documents, doubling the number of documents reviewed in 2014.
A quarter of the 102 documents reviewed related to democracy and law reform. This topic was discussed at 13 of the 19 meetings. Other hot topics discussed included economic reform, ecological civilization reform, as well as discipline and inspection reform.
Source: Beijing Youth Daily reprinted by Xinhua, December 14, 2015