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China Communists Set Nov. 8 Date for Congress Amid Upheaval

China’s Communist Party will hold its 18th congress starting Nov. 8 as it looks to complete a once-a-decade leadership transition that’s been roiled by the downfall of former Politburo member Bo Xilai.

“The congress will thoroughly examine the current international and domestic situation and take into account of the new requirements for the country’s development and new expectations from the people,” the official Xinhua News Agency said today.