Chinese Communist Party set to host historic congress – Guyana newsroom

China’s ruling Communist Party is preparing for a historic congress this weekend and President Xi Jinping is expected to win a third term for the next five years.

President Xi in 2018 abolished the two-term limit, and once he is re-elected it will mean he will be the first president to serve a third term.

Aged 69, he currently holds three high-level positions: general secretary of the Communist Party, head of state and chairman of the Central Military Commission of China.

About 2,300 delegates will gather in the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square for about a week starting Oct. 16, where about 200 of them will be selected to join the party’s central committee in addition to 170 alternate members.

The media center of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (Photo: VCG)

The central committee will elect 25 people to the party Politburo, and the Politburo will appoint the members of the Politburo standing committee.

As part of the preparations for the congress, the government has restricted access to the capital and tightened rules and regulations related to COVID-19. Journalists covering the major event will have to stay in a “bubble” at the press center set up by the authorities and undergo a COVID test every day until the end of the congress.

Meanwhile, ahead of the historic meeting, Guyana’s Ambassador to China Anyin Choo hailed the policies implemented by the Communist Party over the years.

“It should be noted that since the implementation of China’s reform and opening-up policies, all successive Chinese leaders, including President Xi, have pursued political reforms to ensure that not only China continues to develop and progress, but also that it does so while engaging hand in hand with the international community for the benefit of all citizens of the world for a shared future,” said Ambassador Choo, quoted by the Global Times media in China.

Anyin Choo, Ambassador of Guyana to China

According to Global Times, Choo applauded China’s poverty alleviation policy which has lifted more than 100 million people out of poverty so far.

“China has achieved a lot over the past decade. Despite its achievements, China has also shouldered its responsibilities as a great power and championed the causes of many developing countries, raising collective voices on global issues,” the Guyanese diplomat said.

Ambassador Choo believes that China’s governance model and development path can be adopted by many developing countries, noting that the country has shown innovation and wisdom in creating its governance systems and economic.

With 50 years of diplomatic relations between Guyana and China, Choo pointed out that China’s growing investments in recent years have contributed to Guyana’s growth in trade, employment and socio-economic development.

Bilateral merchandise trade volume between the two countries has increased by 213% over the past five years, with an average annual growth rate of over 42.5%.

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