The key issues causing concern in China
9 November 2013 Last updated at 00:04 GMT
China's ruling Communist Party is to hold a major meeting from 9-12 November - during which time it is expected to unveil its blueprint for new reforms.
The meeting, officially termed the Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress, takes place at a time when rising prices are a major concern for many people in the country.
So what issues will China's leaders choose to address? Celia Hatton reports from Beijing.