The main focus of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will be on the confirmation of China's state and party leader Xi Jinping in office for a third term. This historic decision will meet no headwinds, however, because Xi has a firm grip on the Communist Party.
Nis Grünberg, Senior Analyst at MERICS, and Johnny Erling, Senior Fellow at MERICS, discuss with Johannes Heller-John what can be expected from the party congress and what is likely to happen afterwards. They also touch on potential new additions to the country's most powerful bodies and room for resistance under Xi's increasingly absolute control.
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