Video Duration 24 minutes 40 seconds
In an unprecedented move, the Communist Party is set to extend the Chinese president’s tenure as leader.
He is the most powerful communist leader in China since Mao Zedong.
Now, the Communist Party Congress – which is held every five years – is set to extend President Xi Jinping’s leadership for a historic third term.
The new leadership lineup is expected to be revealed in a week. But what does it all mean for China’s future, both at home and abroad?
Presenter: Emily Angwin
Victor Gao – vice president at the Center for China and Globalisation
Andrew Leung – international and independent China strategist
Stephen Vines – author of Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World’s Largest Dictatorship