China’s Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress

In this Oct. 12, 2017 photo, construction workers pass by a billboard reading “Welcome the 19th Party Congress” at a construction site in Beijing. Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the country’s ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday, Oct. 18. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)


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