BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhuanet) --
The Third Plenary Session of the 16th Central Committee of
the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened in Beijing
During the four-day
meeting, the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee
will report its work to the CPC Central Committee, and
participants of the plenum will deliberate two documents --
a draft decision of the CPC Central Committee on issues
regarding the improvement of the socialist market economic
system and a draft proposal of the CPC Committee on revising
part of the Constitution.
Analysts here say that it is
the first time for the Political Bureau to report its work
to the CPC Central Committee, a move showing the latest
endeavor the CPC Central Committee, with Hu Jintao as
general secretary, has made in order to further promote
democracy within the CPC and enhance the vitality of the
China embarked on the
reform and opening-up drive with the convening of the Third
Plenary Session of the 11th CPC Central Committee 25 years
ago. The 14th CPC Central Committee adopted at its third
plenary session 10 years ago the Decision of CPC Central
Committee on Issues in Establishment of Socialist Market
Economic System, ushering in a new phase in China's economic
restructuring and bringing along great economic and social
Experts say that
although China has built a framework of socialist market
economic system, the framework is still underdeveloped and
imperfect as deep-seated structural problems left over from
the planned economy era have not yet been solved atthe root.
The Third Plenary Session of
the 16th CPC Central Committee is expected to call for
breaking through structural obstacles, which will mark
another turning point and a new starting-point in China's
reform process, according to the experts.
The plenum is convened in
accordance with a decision made at a meeting of the
Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee held Aug. 11.
The August meeting held that China's current Constitutionon
the whole meets the needs of reform, opening-up and
modernization drive and should be kept stable.
However, the August meeting
also held at the same time that it is also necessary to make
appropriate revisions and supplements tothe Constitution in
light of objective demands arising from China's economic and
social development according to legal procedure.
Details of the proposed
revisions to be put forward by the CPC Central Committee
were not disclosed at the August meeting.