Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges to build a "modern socialist country" at Communist Party Congress

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to build a “modern socialist country” at a critical Communist Party Congress that he opened on Wednesday. The 19th National Congress will end with the selection of a new Politburo Standing Committee. President Xi Jinping addressed more than 2,000 delegates at the Congress which was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Also, present on the occasion was former president Jiang Zemin.

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