China delegates arrive for key financial summit

CHINA - Delegates began arriving Monday at the Great Hall of the People for a crucial policy meeting that will set the financial system reform agenda for the next five years.

China has agreed to open its banking system to full foreign competition within that time span, putting pressure on policy makers to devise a new strategy to reach that goal.

Official cars and buses began lining up from early morning outside the Mao-era building that flanks Tiananmen Square.

The closed-door central financial

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