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What to expect before, during and after China's party congress

People posing with an installation at Tiananmen Square celebrating China's upcoming National Day and the Communist Party Congress. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - The most important conclave of the Communist Party of China (CPC) happens every five years, when more than 2,000 delegates - representing 96 million members - gather to choose their top leaders who will set the direction of the country.

What happens at this party congress has ramifications not just for the 1.4 billion people in China, but also for the world.

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