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.



  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 National Security Commission were established, both led by Xi Jinping. The meeting anticipated the abolition of re-education through labour and an easing to the one-child policy. 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.
  4. 4th Plenary Session
    • Date: October 20–23, 2014
    • Location: Beijing
    • Significance: Central Committee passes "Decision Concerning Some Major Questions in Comprehensively Promoting Governing the Country According to Law", a comprehensive set of legal reforms. The decision upheld the supremacy of Communist Party rule and emphasized the importance of the Constitution. It also resolved to establish circuit tribunals (巡视法庭) and cross-jurisdictional circuit courts and prosecution agencies. The decision also said that management of court resources of in municipal and lower level courts would be managed directly by the provincial level. The Central Committee passed resolution to expel Yang Jinshan, Jiang Jiemin, and Li Dongsheng, officials who have been dismissed during the anti-corruption campaign launched after the 1st Plenum.
  5. 5th Plenary Session
    • Date: Fall 2015
    • Location: Beijing


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