On the final day, Xi Jinping was elected to the party's Central Committee. Tomorrow he's due to be appointed to the Politburo Standing Committee. He's set to take over from President Hu Jintao in March.
This year's People's Congress in Beijing is seen as the first test for China's new strong man, Xi Jinping. His concept: Limited change and reforms through centralization.
China is targeting economic growth of around 7.5 percent in 2014, Premier Li Keqiang has said. The announcement is part of sweeping reforms, including increased defense spending, aiming for a more sustainable economy.
What are China's plans for reform? A conference of the Central Committee of the Communist Party this week promises some answers, and a paper published by a government think tank provides some clues.
Big plans are expected to be announced at China's upcoming third plenary session of the Communist Party's Central Committee. The session will also be an indication of party chief Xi Jinping's effectiveness in office.
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