China to unveil new leadership on Oct 23; Xi Jinping looks to 3rd term

Beijing: China will unveil its new leadership line-up on October 23, a day after the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 20th national congress, which begins Sunday, wraps up at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday opened the Communist Party’s five-yearly Congress at which thousands of hand-picked delegates are set to rubber stamp his bid to rule for a historic third term.

Xi walked onstage to thunderous applause from the hand-picked delegates, who have gathered at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People for the five-yearly event.

Should everything go to plan for Xi, the 69-year-old will be reconfirmed as the party’s general secretary after the week-long meeting, cementing his position as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.

His address will give an assessment of his previous term and a roadmap for the next five years. It will almost certainly be lengthy, with his 2017 speech lasting three-and-a-half hours.

Xi and the party’s other leaders are likely to be unveiled the day after the Congress closes.

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