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Xi Convenes Final Party Meeting Before Leadership Congress

  • Seventh plenum to review Xi’s pivotal congress speech
  • Event brings Chinese leader one step closer to third term
Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping

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President Xi Jinping kicked off the final meeting of China’s top leaders, days before the opening of a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress that’s set to hand him a landmark third term in power.

The closed-door gathering of the roughly 370 members and alternate members of the Central Committee began Sunday in Beijing, according to the official Xinhua News Agency