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China Communists meet in secrecy and promise democracy

October 18, 2007

By Chris Buckley

BEIJING (Reuters) – China‘s ruling Communist Party began closed-door discussions on Thursday to settle on a new lineup for its ruling council, even as a rising political star promised more openness and accountability.

The Party’s five-yearly Congress has begun considering a preliminary list of candidates for the Central Committee — a body of about 200 full members who meet once or twice a year to discuss and endorse major decisions, Xinhua news agency reported.

Later in the week, the more than 2,200 carefully vetted Congress delegates will vote, with firm guidance from senior leaders, on a new Central Committee ….

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