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China Sets Mid-October Start for Congress to Extend Xi’s Rule

  • Ruling Communist Party expected to kick off congress Oct. 16
  • The announcement came after a Politburo meeting on Tuesday
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China Communist Party Congress From Oct. 16 Expected to Extend Xi's Rule
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The Chinese Communist Party’s twice-a-decade leadership congress will begin on Oct. 16, state media said, bringing President Xi Jinping a step closer to a precedent-defying third term in power. 

The proposed 20th Party Congress’s start date was announced Tuesday after a meeting of the top-decision making Politburo, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The seventh plenum will be held from Oct. 9 to prepare for the congress, the statement added.