China Communist Party agrees to amend constitution at key conclave

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China’s Communist Party has announced that it agreed to amend its constitution, ahead of a keenly-watched congress, with speculation mounting that leader Xi Jinping’s name will be added to the document, enshrining his legacy.

The Central Committee said it had passed an amendment to the party’s constitution at the end of a plenary meeting held in advance of the main twice-a-decade congress, which opens on Oct. 18 and is expected to see Xi tighten his grip on power.

Konk 1a“The document will be submitted to the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress for review,” it said in a statement released through the official state news agency, without giving further details.

The congress is expected to see Xi granted the…

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