China Kicks Off 19th National Congress

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 3:07pm
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 3:16pm

China kicked off its 19th National Congress earlier today. It could include significant turnover on the nation’s Central Committee, with the number of new members reaching as high as 70 percent.

The Congress is also seen as another opportunity for Chinese President Xi Jinping to strengthen his already broad powers.

With me to talk about what the Congress entails and what some significant developments could be is Clayton Dube, director of the U.S.-China Institute at USC.

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