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Xi's ambitions and concerns: 5 takeaways from centenary speech

Chinese president offers clues about 2022 national congress and beyond

A massive screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping during a show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party at Beijing's National Stadium on June 28.   © Kyodo

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping used the occasion of the Communist Party's 100th anniversary to hail economic achievements and lay out China's ambitions without failing to warn foreign rivals from interfering in the country's domestic affairs.

The CCP's centenary on July 1 was deemed so important that his government in Beijing mobilized some 70,000 people to gather at the capital's Tiananmen Square for a 90-minute event.

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