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China's party congress

Xi Jinping's path to precedent-breaking third term

Chinese Communist Party's 20th National Congress ends

Chinese President Xi Jinping has secured an unprecedented third term.

BEIJING -- The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party ended on Oct. 22, and President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the party, secured an unprecedented third term.

Xi is widely thought to be aiming to become China's paramount leader for life. How has he seized such power? We trace his rise to the top to try to understand the power structure of the Chinese Communist Party.

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