China’s leaders are under mounting pressure to throw the country’s COVID-stricken economy a lifeline as they gather for a critical meeting in the coming days.

Several prominent policy advisers and Chinese economists have called on the government to take more decisive measures to prop up the economy, ranging from the relaxation of property and internet curbs to acting with more flexibility when it comes to COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns.

The Communist Party’s Politburo — its top decision-making body — has an opportunity to signal changes this week during its April quarterly meeting to discuss economic issues.