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Nurses wave Chinese national flags during a performance to celebrate the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Huaibei, Anhui province, China.   © Reuters
China's Party Congress 2017

What you need to know about the Chinese Communist Party Congress

'Rubber stamp' meeting, but it may reveal glimpses of party's decision-making processes

KENJI KAWASE, Business and market news editor, Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO/BEIJING -- Held only once every five years, the National Congress of Chinese Communist Party, or the Party Congress in short, will kick off on Wednesday in Beijing. As the Party rules China, the congress is theoretically the most important event in the country. Here are some of the basics that you might like to know about the upcoming event.

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