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Chinese Communist Party to mark 100th anniversary in isolation

Xi reinforces one-party rule and ignores risk of friction with foreign countries

Economic data and forecasts ironically suggest that the pandemic, which started in China, is actually reinforcing the country's strength.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- The Communist Party of China will commemorate its 100th anniversary in July, as the country largely succeeds in containing the coronavirus and experiences a robust economic recovery.

But congratulatory remarks are hardly being heard from the rest of the world -- the CPC under the leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping is reinforcing its one-party rule even at the risk of friction with foreign governments.

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