China rolls out master plan for reforms

First time specifics are clearly spelt out in plan for a global vision for China

LAST Friday evening China unveiled an ambitious sweeping blueprint for reform covering all sectors of the economy and addressing social and judiciary issues which will guide the country for the next decade.

The 20-page document, published via Xinhua news agency four days after a draft document issued at the conclusion of a meeting of China's top leaders, left many wondering if the new leadership led by President Xi Jinping will have enough power and determination to plough ahead with much-needed reforms.

This new document fleshed out the original communique published just after the closure of the third Plenum which saw 370 Central Committee members gather behind closed doors, and provided details...

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