The Central Committee of China's ruling Communist Party is meeting to set the course for the world's second-largest economy, amid growing concern at home and abroad over the country's economic slowdown.
As Trump's America takes a back seat over climate action, China is expected to take on a lead role in shaping global policies to tackle carbon emissions and promote renewables. Beijing's climate record, though, is mixed.
Expansion of the world's second-largest economy has cooled slightly, fresh figures from the national statistics office have shown. But there's no sign of instability as the Communist Party Congress is in full swing.
President Donald Trump's Asia trip was an opportunity for the US to showcase itself as the supreme global power. Instead, President Xi Jinping grabbed the limelight and presented China as the new 'world leader.'
Chinese President Xi Jinping has kicked off the country's 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing. Xi, who told his audience the party needed to reinvigorate itself, is expected to shake up the Politburo.
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