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China announces key Third Plenum meeting next week

Chinese President Xi Jinping at October meeting
Chinese President Xi Jinping votes at the closing of the 19th Communist Party Congress in October 2017. Photo: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images

China's Communist Party's Central Committee announced they will hold the Third Plenum Feb. 26-28 in Beijing, per Xinhua. Led by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the CPCC meeting discussed lists of proposed candidates for various leadership positions.

Why this matters: Holding the Third Plenum earlier than normal and just before the "Two Meetings" in early March highlights Xi's resolve to implement various economic and political reforms.

Go deeper: Read more about the importance of these upcoming meetings.

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