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Official China Digest #12: April 2023 Documents

A monthly list of official Chinese Communist Party and State documents

Hi folks,

Two changes from this issue forward. First, the old Section 7. Central and National Conferences will no longer be there. See my note in Section 7 of the last issue for the rationale.

Depending on whether the organiser/sponsor of the meeting is a Party or state entity, they are either included under subsection 2c or 4g. Where an entity has multiple identities (ie., both Party and State hats), the dominant identity (usually the Party one) will be the relevant one for classification.

Second, a new section has been added for documents from the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council (国务院台湾事务办公室), aka Central Taiwan Work Office (中共中央台湾工作办公室).


Sections Docs
1. Party Congress Nil
2. Central Committee 4
3. Politburo 1
4. State Council 12
5. Central Military Commission 5
6. Leader: Xi Jinping 3
7. Ministry of Foreign Affairs 9
8. National Development and Reform Commission 3
9. Taiwan Affairs/Work Office 4

Official China Digest: Consolidated Document List
The Official China Digest is a monthly publication that lists official Communist Party and Chinese state documents. The digest aims to help you stay up-to-date on the latest official documents from Beijing, including Party directives, regulations, meeting readouts, white papers, articles, speeches,…

1. Party Congress


The 21st Party Congress will likely convene in October 2027.

2. Central Committee


2a. Central Committee Plenary Sessions 中央委员会全体会议

The third plenary session of the 20th Central Committee will likely convene in October or November 2023.

2b. Central Documents 中央文件

2c. Miscellaneous 其它

3. Politburo


3a. Politburo Meetings 中共中央政治局会议

Brief #146: April Politburo Meeting: Economic Policy
On April 28, the Politburo convened a meeting to review the economic situation and policy. 📍The Politburo usually makes public assessments on the economy and economic policy three times a year. These assessments come in the form of readouts for its meetings in April, July, and December. The Decem…

3b. Politburo Standing Committee Meetings 中央政治局常务委员会会议

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3c. Politburo Group Study Sessions 中共中央政治局集体学习

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4. State Council


4a. State Council Plenary Meetings 国务院全体会议

  • N/A

4b. State Council Executive Meetings 国务院常务会议

4c. State Council Documents 国发

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4d. General Office of the State Council Documents 国办发

Brief #145: Policy Guidance on Facilitating Foreign Trade
On April 25, the General Office of the State Council released a policy guidance document titled Opinions on Promoting Foreign Trade Stabilisation and Structural Improvements (关于推动外贸稳规模优结构的意见). The Opinions require provincial-level governments and central government agencies to facilitate export and…

4e. State Council Gazette 国务院公报

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