Chinese Communist Party Congress to kick off Wednesday


The twice-in-a-decade congress of the Chinese
Communist Party kicks off later today,… where the party will amend its charter and
select its top leadership. The congress will help President Xi Jinping
further tighten his grip on power by naming his allies to top leadership posts… as he’s
set to be bestowed a second five-year term as the nation’s leader. Kim Hyo-sun tells us more. The 19th National Congress of the ruling Communist
Party of China will be an opportunity for President Xi Jinping to cement his power. The national congress,… held every five
years,… unveils new leadership and sets forth a blueprint for national development
for the next five years and beyond. (Chinese) – Reuters Edit No. 2625
“The 19th CPC National Congress, based on systemic reviews of previous achievements
and experiences of reform, will address outstanding issues that have emerged in practice and the
issues that awaits answers.” The ruling party is expected to amend its
Constitution to incorporate new governance concepts, thoughts and strategies of President
Xi,… a move that symbolizes his rise in power that’s on par with former leaders like
Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. During the week-long political event,… all
eyes will be on the members of the new Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the nation’s
ruling party,… known as China’s top decision-making body. Except for President Xi Jinping and Premier
Li Keqiang, five of the seven members of the committee are set to retire. Some of the rising stars who are expected
to take over the reins include Chongqing municipality party chief, Chen Min’er,… described as
Xi’s trusted confidant and Guangdong party chief, Hu Chunhua. Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.




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