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Markets Are About to Find Out What China's Leadership Reshuffle Means

  • Twice-a-decade meeting, leadership reshuffle set for Oct. 18
  • Personnel moves and work report key for China market-watchers
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China's Communist Party Congress Begins Oct. 18

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For most of the year, there’s been an oft-repeated refrain among China-watchers. Whispered in private meetings with clients or loudly spoken by confident brokers, it goes something like this: “Don’t worry about the economy or markets in 2017 -- Beijing won’t let anything bad happen ahead of the Communist Party Congress.”