Propaganda efforts under way in China to raise Xi Jinping's stature ahead of party congress next year

Visitors take photos at an exhibition with a large screen showing Mr Xi Jinping at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong, on July 8, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - The Communist Party of China's 20th party congress is still over a year away but efforts are being steadily stepped up to boost President Xi Jinping's prominence in the party and the centrality of his ideas.

Mr Xi is widely expected to seek a third term in power when party leaders gather for the twice-a-decade party congress at the end of next year.

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