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Chinese President Xi Jinping during the opening session of the 19th National Congress Of The Communist Party Of China at The Great Hall Of The People on Oct. 18, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Chinese President Xi Jinping during the opening session of the 19th National Congress Of The Communist Party Of China at The Great Hall Of The People on Oct. 18, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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President Xi Jinping opened the 19th Communist Party Congress by saying China has entered a new era and its rapid progress could show the way for other countries. The closed-door summit determines who rules the country for the next term.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets more from NPR's Rob Schmitz (@rob_schmitz) in Shanghai.

This segment aired on October 18, 2017.

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