China's third plenum

China's third plenum

The Chinese Communist Party's third plenum of the 18th Party Congress traditionally sets the economic tone for the Chinese government's next five-year term.

Beijing to prioritize turning Hongkongers into patriots
Beijing will call on Hong Kong to boost efforts to safeguard national security, a senior official said on Friday as anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city entered their fifth month. Shen Chunyao, the head of a legislative committee overseeing the Basic Law, a constitutional document underpinning Chinese rule of the former British colony, spoke in Beijing following Thursday’s conclusion of a key Communist Party meeting. At that meeting, also known as the party’s third plenum, party leaders issued a communique highlighting the importance of the “one country, two systems” principle for governing Hong Kong and the former Portuguese colony of Macau. Here are the takeaways f