President Xi Jinping (left) and Premier Li Keqiang pictured in July this year at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The elections to the 19th congress come amid intensive calls within the party for loyalty to Xi. Photo: AP

China begins selecting delegates for Communist Party Congress

Some 2,300 delegates will be elected by June for next year’s political meeting, where the national leadership will be decided

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President Xi Jinping (left) and Premier Li Keqiang pictured in July this year at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The elections to the 19th congress come amid intensive calls within the party for loyalty to Xi. Photo: AP
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