This picture taken on October 10, 2017 shows a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition showcasing China's progress in the past five years at the Beijing Exhibition Center. China's police and censorship organs have kicked into high gear to ensure that the party's week-long, twice-a-decade congress goes smoothly when it begins on October 18. / AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO / TO GO WITH CHINA-POLITICS-SECURITY, FOCUS BY BECKY DAVIS (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
China’s 19th Communist Party Congress, an event held every five years, is expected to consolidate President Xi Jinping’s power for years to come. Xi’s allies will be promoted, his adversaries will be chastised, and “Xi Jinping Thought” will be impressed upon China’s future.

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