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Xi Jinping prepares to unveil a doctrine that could let him rule for life. Twitter says Musk should sell a $21 billion Tesla stake. Taiwan challenges its UN exclusion. Here’s what you need to know today. 

Xi Jinping will huddle with the Communist Party this week as he lays the groundwork to defy precedent and secure a third five-year term in power at next year's party congress — and then potentially rule China for life. From Monday to Thursday, about 400 senior officials, mainly men, will meet behind closed doors in Beijing for the annual policy plenum meeting. "Common prosperity" policies are likely to be affirmed. Here’s what’s happened since Xi began his crackdown on the tech industry a year ago. In other China news, the country posted a record $84.54 billion trade surplus in October as exports surged despite global supply chain disruptions.