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China has entered a new era in building socialism with Chinese characteristics. The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has mapped out plans for the new era.

 

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China's GDP expanded 6.9 percent year on year in the first three quarters of 2017, an increase of 0.2 percent above that of the corresponding period of last year.

 

The report delivered by Xi Jinping at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) declared that socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era and the CPC has drawn up a two-stage development plan to develop China into a "great modern socialist country" by 2050.

 

Communist parties everywhere gather the ranks every five years to review the past, set future direction, renew political leadership and rejig organisational structure.

 

China has witnessed great historic changes in the past five years from the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress.

 

The upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has captured world attention. French newspaper Le Monde on Sunday published a front page article headlined "China, the rise of the great power" in Chinese characters and carried eight pages on the topic, the epitome of Western reporting on the 19th CPC National Congress.

 

Washington has ratcheted up pressure on Pyongyang recently. US President Donald Trump tweeted earlier that the US paid massive amounts of money to North Korea for 25 years but achieved nothing, concluding "only one thing will work!" US Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday required the US Army to stand ready for military options while the president is seeking diplomatic solutions to the Pyongyang issue. 

 

The Beijing Consensus meant authoritarian rule with secular economic growth, which seemed like a panacea to a world dumbstruck by civilisational conflicts between the Judeo-Christian side on the one hand and the rabid Islamist beliefs on the other, writes Pinaki Bhattacharya for South Asia Monitor.

 

Amidst media reports that it has stepped up the presence of troops and widening the road in Doklam area, China on October 8 said it has the right to protect its territorial rights.

 

 

A BRICS-themed subway train has started test operations in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen, with the "Indian carriage" depicting elephants and yoga.

 


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