China's govt to give markets bigger role

Communist leaders vow to give leeway to markets and push for more reforms

CHINA'S Communist Party ended a four-day meeting referred to as the Third Plenum yesterday, pledging to deepen reform and grant markets a "decisive" role.

In a statement published by Xinhua News agency and carried by state television, China's leaders said they would enact fiscal and land reforms, relax investment controls and give markets a more important role.

The statement added that the Party would allow more independence for its justice system and create a state security committee that "will improve...

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