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The "two sessions" will mark the commencement of Xi Jinping's second five-year term as president.   © Reuters
China People's Congress 2018

China set to officially endorse Xi Jinping's long-term vision

Top legislative meetings likely to undergird president's grip on power

CK TAN, Nikkei staff writer | China

China's most important annual political meetings, commonly known as the "two sessions," kick off in Beijing on March 3 and are widely expected to further consolidate the power base of President Xi Jinping by endorsing a more centralized, top-down system.

With a firmer grip on power, Xi will have a free hand to further reforms linked to his long-term vision of establishing a "moderately prosperous society," and tackle the issues of slowing economic growth, corruption and mounting debt levels.

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