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China's next 5-year plan beginning to take shape

Among central topics will be the role and structure of state-owned enterprises and oversight of energy prices

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Mr Xi has been meeting provincial party bosses in recent weeks to discuss the 2016-2020 plan.

Hong Kong

AFTER assembling rescues of indebted local governments and a plunging stock market for much of the year, China's leadership will get an opportunity to revive their narrative of economic reform at a gathering set for October.

Ahead of the Communist Party's so-called Fifth