China Sets October Date for Party Congress Where Xi Can Extend Power

HONG KONG—China’s Communist Party said it plans to hold a twice-in-a-decade congress in October as paramount leader Xi Jinping prepares to extend his hold on power and upend recent norms in Chinese leadership succession.

The party’s 25-member Politburo has proposed Oct. 16 as the start date for the party’s 20th National Congress in Beijing, the official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday. Work on the meeting was proceeding smoothly, Xinhua said, without detailing a specific schedule.

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