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China's leaders to meet this month amid slowing economy

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 05:50

Continually rising prosperity is a key element of the Communist Party's claim to legitimacy, but the target has seemed less and less achievable as China's economy has slowed in recent years, weighed down by overcapacity and falling exports.


CHINA'S Communist rulers will gather later this month, state media said on Monday, to set a course for the world's second-largest economy over the next five years, as slowing growth raises global concerns.

The Communist Party meeting, known as the Fifth Plenum, is expected

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