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China Regional Congresses Put Xi on Track for Autumn Reshuffle

  • October or November the likeliest months for national event
  • Just 9.4% of key positions around the country go to women
Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping

Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

China’s ruling Communist Party wrapped up its final regional congresses last week, paving the way for a national gathering in the fall that’s expected to hand President Xi Jinping a precedent-defying third term.

Beijing and Shanghai were among the last locales to hold the gatherings, leaving investors and political observers to speculate when the main event will be held. Given the provincial congresses finished at roughly the same time as in the recent past, October or November are the likeliest months.