China's Communist Party to hold congress starting October 18

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 31, 2017 6:14 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party will hold a once-every-five-years congress starting on Oct. 18, state media said on Thursday, at which President Xi Jinping will look to further stamp his authority on the party.

The brief dispatch by the official Xinhua news agency did not say how long the congress would go on for.

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(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)