The 13th iteration of the world’s largest parallel planning process will be licked into final shape this week. China’s next 5-year plan will be tabled at the 2016 meeting of the National People’s Congress and unveiled by mid-March.

Discussion at the NPC and echoes at the parallel Chinese Peoples’ Political Consultative Conference are usually formal; much of the plan’s contents have already been signalled in recent policy moves.

China Policy has tracked both these moves and the debates swirling around them. We offer atmospherics and highlight key ideas and initiatives, providing insights into the plan’s broad policy contours.

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