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Xi presents China as 'new choice' for humanity as he readies for next term

By Christian Shepherd and Lily Kuo

16 Oct 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

China represents a rising alternative to Western democracy, or so argued China’s leader at a Communist Party gathering at which he’ll likely be crowned for another term. The Washington Post reports.

Chinese leader Xi Jinping pledged Sunday to turn China into a "great modern socialist country" that represents a "new choice" for humanity, as he opened a Chinese Communist Party meeting where he is expected to secure a precedent-breaking third term.

From a lectern onstage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Xi spoke without a mask for an hour and 45 minutes to open the twice-per-decade meeting that sets the national agenda for the next five years.

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