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China's Third Plenum: Key issues

On Saturday, China's leaders will hold their Third Plenum, where priorities for reform over the next decade will be discussed.

China's Third Plenums, which refer to the third time new leaders of China lead a plenary session of the Central Committee, are closely watched as they tend to be the meeting where important reforms are announced.

At the Third Plenum in 1978, former leader Deng Xiaoping announced the opening-up of China's economy, spearheading major market-oriented reforms.

In 1993, former leader Zhu Rongji announced the "socialist market economy" and dismantled a large part of China's state-owned sector.

Top Chinese leader Yu Zhengsheng has said that "unprecedented" reforms will be discussed at 9 November's plenum. The BBC looks at the key issues.