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Xi Jinping's ideology is officially enshrined as he maps China's path to 2035 and beyond

National congress wraps up with Xi firmly at the head, and with a vision spanning decades

BEIJING The Chinese Communist Party's twice-a-decade national congress commonly discusses the plans and visions for the upcoming five years. This time was different.

Chinese President Xi Jinping had two dates in mind as he addressed the party members from the podium on Oct. 18 in a three-and-a-half-hour opening speech. Those dates are 2035 and 2049.

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