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Xi poised to solidify power as prelude to key congress kicks off

Chinese leader's doctrines expected to be added to Communist Party charter

Chinese President Xi Jinping

BEIJING -- The Chinese Communist Party is about to elevate President Xi Jinping's authority by amending the party constitution to include his political doctrines as a guiding principle, possibly with his name attached, at the twice-a-decade national congress opening next week.

Key plenary begins

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