Chinese Communist Party Congress: Xi Jinping prepares to rule for life | A World Special

The biggest event in China’s political calendar, the 20th Communist Party Congress takes place inside Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. It’s all but guaranteed that Xi Jinping will get another five years as party boss. But this historic congress has the hallmarks of a coronation with expectations he is preparing to rule China for life. In this special edition of The World special edition Beverley O’Connor, takes you behind the stage and seeks to understand how the congress will affect China, its people, and Beijing’s actions on the world stage for years to come. Experts panelists join the show including China Director of The Economist Corporate Network Mattie Bekink, ABC bilingual journalist Bang Xiao, The Little Red Podcast’s Graeme Smith, ABC’s East Asia correspondent Bill Birtles, and reports from the ABC’s Joyce Cheng and Tahlea Aualiitia.

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