What's at the top of the agenda?
Just that. The 13th FYP, a blueprint about 100 pages long that maps the government's main economic and development initiatives for 2016-2020, will be front and center at the meeting.
The document will contain both qualitative goals, such as "building a moderately prosperous society by 2020" as well as quantitative targets on economic, social and environmental issues. The proposals will be discussed again at the December annual Central Economic Work Conference, with the final draft approved at the annual National People's Congress meeting in March 2016.
Why is this Five Year Plan important?
This FYP is the first to be produced under President Xi Jinping's leadership and covers a period during which China's economic growth is forecast to decelerate further.
"It remains to be seen whether China will suffer a destabilizing 'hard landing' during 2016-2020, undergo stagnation or a protracted period of lower growth, or see a reinvigoration of the economy and rebound in growth after meaningful reforms," Barclays said.
As such, growth, rebalancing, upgrading, liberalization and the environment will be the overriding themes in the 13th FYP as the country tries to achieve a development pattern of 'higher quality, efficiency, equality and sustainability,' the bank said.
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What will investors look out for?
Investors will be focused on the government's new annual growth target. It is expected to set an average economic growth target of 6.5 percent in the 13th FYP plan period, down from the 7 percent set out in the 12th FYP and 7.5 percent in the 11th FYP.
"If the growth target is set at 6.5 percent, it means the government will tolerate slower growth to allow more space for structural adjustments. In this case, we expect there will be less stimulus efforts by the government," said Deutsche Bank.
"If the target is set at 7 percent, we believe the government will have to maintain its loose policy stance and do more easing."