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For those seeking bold, dramatic changes, China’s third plenum – a four-day meeting of the Communist Party’s 205-member central committee – ended with abundant disappointment. State media announced Tuesday that China will adopt a “decisive” market role in the economy. However, President Xi Jinping failed to provide details of how it will take on its three most urgent challenges: Liberalizing the economy; combating stalling growth; or reducing the staggering inequality between urban and rural citizens.

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