The Heat: China’s 19th Party Congress

19th CPC National Congress

President Xi Jinping declared China is entering a new era of development in his speech before the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
He called for national unity and support for the party to achieve a moderately prosperous society by 2020, and a strong, advanced country by 2049—the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic.
President Xi affirmed China will take a more assertive role on global concerns, including trade, cyber-security, terrorism and climate change.
And pledged to make significant reforms on foreign access to China’s market.

CGTN’s John Terrett has more from Beijing.

To discuss:

  • Zou Yue is the anchor of China 24, a news magazine show on CGTN
  • Song Zhang is the Chief Correspondent for Shanghai Wen Hui Daily
  • Yves Tiberghien is the Director Emeritus of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia
  • Sourabh Gupta is a Senior Asia-Pacific international relations policy specialist at the Institute for China-America Studies

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