Communist Party’s ‘sixth plenum’: what is a plenum, and why is it one of China’s most important political events?

Published Nov 06 2021 at 2:00 AM GMT
  • On Monday, the Chinese Communist Party will kick off a four-day closed-door session that will be attended by hundreds of the most powerful people in the country.
  • More than 370 full and alternate members of the Central Committee, the party’s highest governing body, will gather in Beijing for their sixth plenary session ahead of next year’s National Congress, when a major leadership reshuffle is expected.
  • The session, led by President Xi Jinping in his capacity as general secretary of the Communist….



  • Published Nov 6, 2021 2:00 AM GMT