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China's Xi is set to have himself written into history

Communist Party approves adding the president's namesake philosophy to its constitution

Xi Jinping speaks during the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct.18.(Photo by Akira Kodaka)

BEIJING The Chinese Communist Party is set to amend its constitution to include the political thought and philosophy of President Xi Jinping in a move that further strengthens his hold on power.

A proposal to make the changes was endorsed at the seventh plenary meeting of the CCP's 18th Central Committee, which ended on Oct. 14, paving the way for formal approval at the party's national congress, which kicked off on Oct. 18.

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