The 20th party congress of the ruling Communist Party of China will run for a week from October 16 to 22 and will amend the party constitution, a party spokesman said on Saturday.
President Xi Jinping is poised to win a third five-year term as party general secretary at the Beijing congress and become the most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
The congress will be held in the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square, opening on Sunday and concluding next Saturday, party spokesman Sun Yeli told reporters.
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Sun said the congress would amend the party’s constitution, but gave no details.
The congress will conclude with the unveiling of the upcoming Politburo Standing Committee, the now seven-strong elite body that Xi has come to dominate.
The congress comes at a tumultuous time, with Xi’s adherence to his zero-COVID policy hitting the economy while his support for Russia’s Vladimir Putin further alienates China from the West.