The Chinese Communist Party’s top ranks gather this month for one of the country’s biggest annual policy meetings, with everything from chip technology to land reform and a revamp to the nation’s biggest tax source possibly on the cards.

What isn’t expected is the kind of major policy pivot that’s often been seen in the past.

What is known as the Third Plenum gathers about 400 government bigwigs, military chiefs, provincial bosses and academics in Beijing to steer the political and economic course.