An armed police officer is seen at a private beach in Beidaihe on Wednesday. A meeting of China’s top leaders is believed to be under way in the seaside resort town. Photo: Simon Song

Meeting with China’s top academics marks the start of annual Beidaihe summit

  • State media reports that Politburo member Chen Xi passed on greetings to scholars from the president – signalling closed-door gathering has begun
  • Agenda-setting event at seaside resort will be closely watched at a time when leadership is facing unprecedented challenges
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An armed police officer is seen at a private beach in Beidaihe on Wednesday. A meeting of China’s top leaders is believed to be under way in the seaside resort town. Photo: Simon Song
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