China leaders meet to chart course for 2010
China's top leaders met in Beijing over the weekend for the Central Economic Work Conference that will determine how to strengthen the Asian giant's economic recovery in 2010, state media reported.
The closed door meetings began on Saturday and China's leaders were expected to discuss how they plan to continue their economic stimulus policies and moderately easy monetary policy next year, the China News Agency reported.
The reports did not give details of the agenda for the meeting or specify when it would conclude. The conference went on for three days last year.
The annual Central Economic Work Conference is the most important economic policy making event of the year, usually involving key figures such as President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.
The conference was expected to focus on how long to continue the fiscal and monetary policies and the economic stimulus package that aims to help China achieve full economic recovery, the state-run China Daily said.