On Thursday, Chinese authorities will hold the country’s first national leadership election since the ruling Communist Party took power in 1949.
The election is expected to be a referendum on China’s leadership system and whether China can return to its rule of law.
In 2017, the last time there was an elected leader in the country, more than a million people took part in a nationwide referendum.
But as Xi Jinping has become president and the party is in power, the results have been less clear.
Xi has said the upcoming vote will be free and fair.
On Thursday’s event, the party’s top leader Xi Jinping will address the crowd.
The leaders will also give the first-ever speech from the podium of the party headquarters, according to a statement released by China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.
It’s expected to cover topics such as the party and state institutions, the state of the economy, economic and social development, the environment, and national security.
It will also highlight the party, state, and society’s role in China’s development.
But the official transcript of Xi’s speech won’t be released until Friday.
It was posted on the party website and is available for online viewing.
Xi’s first speech is expected Saturday.
The speech will be followed by the first meeting of the National People’s Congress, the top body of the Communist Party, which meets every three years to draft the party platform and policy.
China’s leader, Xi Jinping, will address a press conference at the People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing on Dec. 16, 2017.
(Photo by Xinhua/Stringer) The party’s leadership elections are held every five years to choose new leaders.
The Communist Party chose Xi as its new leader in late June 2018, less than a year after the party won power in a landslide election.
He was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2019.
A total of 3,500 candidates were registered as candidates.
In order to qualify for the election, candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree or be at least 35 years old, according the People of China’s Political and Legal Education Association.
China is the only country that runs an open election process that does not require a formal nomination process.
Xi is expected give a speech on Wednesday, the first day of the three-day conference.
Xi will also address the nation on the state’s efforts to develop the nation’s economy and to tackle climate change, according a statement on the Communist-run China Daily website.
He will be the first Chinese leader to address a public audience since the party adopted the platform in 2017.
The first meeting will be held on Jan 10.
The second will be on Jan 17, the third on Jan 23, and the fourth on Jan 29.
Xi Jinping was born on June 9, 1946 in Fujian province, according China’s state-run Xinhua news agency.
He graduated from Fujian University in 1978 and then went to Beijing to study at the University of International Studies, according Xinhua.
He returned to Fujian in 1996 and became a professor at the State Administration for International Relations and Law in 1999, according Chinese state news agency Xinhua, which also reported that Xi is the father of three children.
Xi was elected to the Communist party’s Central Committee in 2013, and served for two terms from January 2019 to January 2021.
He became party chief in May 2018, but was not able to run for re-election.
He then stepped down from the party leadership and was replaced by Xi Jinping.
He took over from Li Keqiang, who was removed in December 2018 for reportedly violating party discipline.
The party has said Xi’s time as party chief was over.
Xi, who has become China’s top diplomat in Washington, has been in power since 2012 and has overseen China’s rapid economic and political growth.
The Chinese leader’s economic reforms have made the country one of the world’s top exporters of commodities.
Xi came to power after Xi Jinping’s father, Mao Zedong, was imprisoned for his role in the Cultural Revolution, a mass political purge that led to the deaths of millions in the late 1970s and 1980s.
The purge was widely blamed for the deaths, but it was actually aimed at toppling the Chinese Communist Party.