China Communist party meet ends with Xi Jinping at its ‘core’

Updated on Oct 22, 2022 10:58 AM IST

China's Communist Party Meeting: "Dare to struggle, dare to win, bury your heads and work hard, be determined to keep forging ahead," Xi Jinping told delegates.

Communist Party Meeting: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the closing ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)(AP)
Communist Party Meeting: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the closing ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)(AP)

China's 20th communist party meet came to an end in Beijing on Saturday, after president Xi Jinping presided over seven days of closed-door meetings with top officials.

"Dare to struggle, dare to win, bury your heads and work hard, be determined to keep forging ahead," Xi told delegates.

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The party also approved amendments to its constitution aimed at cementing the core status of Xi Jinping highlighting the guiding role of his political thought within the party.

On Sunday, the party will choose the elite Politburo standing committee, with Xi Jinping widely expected to secure a third leadership term.

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A third five-year leadership term will solidify Xi Jinping's place as China's most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong, founding leader of the People's Republic.

Among the amendments to the party constitution, the "Two Establishes" define Xi Jinping as the "core" leader of the party and cement his ideas as the guiding principles of China's future development.

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