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International Last Updated: Oct 14, 2017 - 2:54:21 PM

Chinas Communist Party Makes Final Preparations for Major Congress
By Asharq Al Awsat, 12 October, 2017 - 09:30
Oct 13, 2017 - 2:06:06 PM

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China’s Communist Party opened a meeting on Wednesday to make final preparations for the 19th National Congress that begins on Oct 18, state media said. During the congress, President Xi Jinping is expected to be re-elected as the party's leader.

The seventh plenary session of the party’s Central Committee will review draft reports on the work of the party, its discipline and anti-corruption commission, and amendments to be made to the party’s constitution, all of which will be delivered at the twice-a-decade party congress on Oct. 18, the official Xinhua news agency said.

The congress will “summarize historical progress and precious experiences” in advancing socialism with Chinese characteristics gained with Xi at the party’s core, Xinhua said.

“The congress will also thoroughly examine the current international and domestic situation and draw out guidelines and policies that respond to the call of the times,” the news agency said, without giving specifics.

Details of the speech that Xi, the party’s general secretary, will give at the opening session of the congress are confidential, although the event is more about ideology than concrete policies.

Shrouded in secrecy, the five-yearly gatherings have marked key events in the party’s tumultuous 68-year reign over China and remain a source of intrigue today.

It is unclear how long the plenum will last, but it could be just a single day. It will end with a long communique, issued by Xinhua, that is usually full of party phraseology but could be short on specifics.

Last October, the party gave Xi the title of “core” leader, a significant strengthening of his position ahead of the congress, at which a new Standing Committee, the pinnacle of power in China, will be constituted.

The party’s constitution will be amended at the end of the congress, likely to include a reference to Xi’s thinking or ideology as a guiding party principle.

Source:Ocnus.net 2017

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