A Look At China's Reform Promises07:03

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Communist Party leaders issued a report Tuesday that pledged to promote market forces in the country's state-dominated economy.

But their four-day policymaking meeting, which was shrouded in secrecy, failed to produce dramatic reforms to overhaul a worn-out growth model.

That suggested party leaders failed to agree on politically difficult changes required to curb the dominance of state industry and promote competition.

NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.


This segment aired on November 12, 2013.

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