Editor's Note

As we close out the year, many China-watchers, investors and business leaders are wondering what’s in store for the world’s second-largest economy come 2013. A key high-level conference in the coming days will set the tone for China’s economic landscape in the coming year.

Top News

Chinese iron & steel industry seeks turning point

The 2012 Central Economic Work Conference has highlighted the need for the country’s manufacturing industry to restructure and upgrade to enhance its market competitiveness and sustainable development.

China rolls out new policies to push domestic consumption and reform

Despite the recent uptick in the Chinese economy, the country still faces some tough hurdles. China’s top economic planner is rolling out new policies to boost domestic consumption and push forward new reforms.

China emphasizes quality, efficiency of economic growth

China will maintain a proactive fiscal policy and a prudent monetary policy in 2013.

Background

The conference has been held regularly at the end of every year since 1994. It reviews the country's stimulus measures over the last year and sets the tone for the coming year's macro economic control.