Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening session of the 20th Communist Party congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 16. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening session of the 20th Communist Party congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 16. Photo: Xinhua

Cautious US, EU responses to China’s party congress signal widening gulf with West

  • US says congress will not influence approach to China, while the EU sees a deepening of ‘assertive’ China’s global ambitions
  • Landmark event has given historic third term as party leader to President Xi Jinping, who revealed a top team of hand-picked loyalists

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening session of the 20th Communist Party congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 16. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening session of the 20th Communist Party congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 16. Photo: Xinhua
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