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China's Communist Party National Congress to wrap up Oct. 22

Congress briefing hints economic 'self-reliance' still key goal for top leaders

Spokesman Sun Yeli speaks via video link at a news conference ahead of China's 20th National Congress.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China's 20th Communist Party National Congress will end on Oct. 22, a party spokesperson said Saturday on the eve of the top leadership meeting.

The official, Sun Yeli, also stressed that China will keep shifting its focus away from breakneck GDP growth in favor of boosting economic self-reliance.

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