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Xi to consolidate power at Party Congress

No major change in policies expected as Communist Party prepares to meet on Oct 18

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Analysts will be monitoring language of the work report delivered by President Xi Jinping (right) - with Premier Li Keqiang in photo - on the first day of Congress, during which he will outline his five-year policies.

Beijing

CHINESE President Xi Jinping is expected to consolidate his power during the 19th Party Congress by appointing key posts, but there is unlikely to be a major shift in policies, analysts say.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will convene its...

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