18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

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The 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was elected by the 18th National Congress, and is in session from 2012 until 2017.[1] It elected the 18th Politburo of the Communist Party of China in November 2012.

Central Committee of the Communist Party of China[edit]


  1. 1st Plenary Session
  2. 2nd Plenary Session
  3. 3rd Plenary Session
    • Date: November 9–12, 2013
    • Location: Beijing
    • Significance: Xi Jinping made a report on behalf of the Politburo and gave a speech on A Decision of the CPC Central Committee on Certain Issues for Comprehensively Deepening Reform, which was approved by the plenum. Private sector was given the role of "driving force" in resources allocation and procedures were taken to liberalize the banking system, with the goal of achieving significant results by 2020. A leading group to elaborate plans for comprehensively deepening reform and a State Security Committee were established, both led by Xi Jinping. The meeting anticipated the abolition of Laojiao and an easing to family planning. The plenum is considered to be the most significant turning point in China's history following the Third Plenary Session of the 11th CPC Central Committee in December 1978.


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