China Has Set Oct. 18 For Its Communist Party Congress. Here’S What To Expect

China Has Set Oct. 18 For Its Communist Party Congress.
Endless meetings have emphasized to the party rank and file the importance of “upholding the authority” of the party leadership and refraining from making “improper comments” about party policies.
That’s the date state media announced Thursday for the 19th national congress of China’s ruling Communist Party, a key gathering that takes place every five years.
Xi has spent his first term consolidating his grip on power to a degree not seen in China for decades.
Here’s What To ExpectEnlarge this image toggle caption Mark Schiefelbein/AP Mark Schiefelbein/APThe most important date of China’s packed 2017 political calendar has now been set: Oct. 8.

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