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Xi's 'resolution on history': 3 things to know

Chinese leader to follow Mao and Deng in rewriting narrative to his advantage

A People's Liberation Army officer stands in front of a billboard showing Chinese President Xi Jinping. The new resolution is expected to elevate Xi's position in the party's history.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Top Chinese Communist Party officials are set to consider a key resolution that would leave President Xi Jinping's mark on the party's 100 years of history.

The "resolution on history" to be discussed at the Central Committee's plenary session next month would be only the third of its kind, after documents used by Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping to reshape China's political landscape. Here are three things to know.

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