The China Dream of the most ambitious reformers in the Communist Party of China has hit the cold light of day. That is abundantly clear in this 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) that seeks to march China into the future while digging in its heels to hold on to much of the past – in politics, policy and the shape of the economy.

Three years ago when the Party issued the groundbreaking Third Plenum document, economic reformers and business people were almost giddy over the laundry list of game-changing reforms. The market was to take a “decisive role” in the economy, state-owned enterprise behemoths were to be disciplined and somewhat dethroned, the iron-grip of central government planners was to be relaxed as they morphed from all-powerful deciders to service oriented regulators, and China was to become even more open to foreign business.

That was then. This is now.

APCO's Greater China team collaborated to provide analysis of the impact of the FYP. Read the full report here or via Scribd below and download the targets and pillars graphics we included in the document.;

Analysis of China's 13th Five-Year Plan

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James McGregor

James McGregor is chairman of APCO Worldwide's greater China region and author of two highly regarded books. Read More