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Xi Uses China’s Biggest Annual Meeting for Politics, Not Economy

  • President convenes Communist Party leadership after long gap
  • Xi expected to use meeting to further centralize power
Xi speaks at the Communist Party meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.

Xi speaks at the Communist Party meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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China’s economic challenges have proliferated in the almost two years since Xi Jinping last convened a full meeting of the Communist Party. But politics remain at the top of his agenda.