China’s party congress promises continuity, not change


              A medical worker in protective gear collects a sample from a man at a coronavirus testing site setup along a pedestrian walkway in Beijing on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. The overarching theme emerging from China's ongoing Communist Party congress is one of continuity, not change. The weeklong meeting is expected to reappoint Xi Jinping as leader, reaffirm a commitment to his policies for the next five years and possibly elevate his status even further as one of the most powerful leaders in China's modern history. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Cyclists and motorists wearing face masks ride on a street during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. The overarching theme emerging from China's ongoing Communist Party congress is one of continuity, not change. The weeklong meeting is expected to reappoint Xi Jinping as leader, reaffirm a commitment to his policies for the next five years and possibly elevate his status even further as one of the most powerful leaders in China's modern history. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Motorists wearing face masks ride their electric-powered scooters on a street during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. The overarching theme emerging from China's ongoing Communist Party congress is one of continuity, not change. The weeklong meeting is expected to reappoint Xi Jinping as leader, reaffirm a commitment to his policies for the next five years and possibly elevate his status even further as one of the most powerful leaders in China's modern history. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A security guard wearing a face shield and mask asks visitors wearing the emperor and empress costumes to scan their traveling code before entering to the Forbidden City during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party in Beijing, China on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. The overarching theme emerging from China's ongoing Communist Party congress is one of continuity, not change. The weeklong meeting is expected to reappoint Xi Jinping as leader, reaffirm a commitment to his policies for the next five years and possibly elevate his status even further as one of the most powerful leaders in China's modern history. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wearing face masks line up to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site setup along a pedestrian walkway in Beijing on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. The overarching theme emerging from China's ongoing Communist Party congress is one of continuity, not change. The weeklong meeting is expected to reappoint Xi Jinping as leader, reaffirm a commitment to his policies for the next five years and possibly elevate his status even further as one of the most powerful leaders in China's modern history. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              FILE - The then-new members of the Politburo Standing Committee, from left, Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang, Zhao Leji stand together at Beijing's Great Hall of the Peopleon Oct 25, 2017. The overarching theme emerging from China's ongoing Communist Party congress is one of continuity, not change. The weeklong meeting is expected to reappoint Xi Jinping as leader, reaffirm a commitment to his policies for the next five years and possibly elevate his status even further as one of the most powerful leaders in China's modern history. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
            
              Delegates wait to leave after the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. The overarching theme emerging from China's ongoing Communist Party congress is one of continuity, not change. The weeklong meeting is expected to reappoint Xi Jinping as leader, reaffirm a commitment to his policies for the next five years and possibly elevate his status even further as one of the most powerful leaders in China's modern history. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Security personnel stand outside the Great Hall of the People before the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. The overarching theme emerging from China's ongoing Communist Party congress is one of continuity, not change. The weeklong meeting is expected to reappoint Xi Jinping as leader, reaffirm a commitment to his policies for the next five years and possibly elevate his status even further as one of the most powerful leaders in China's modern history. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Delegates stand for a moment of silence during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. The overarching theme emerging from China's ongoing Communist Party congress is one of continuity, not change. The weeklong meeting is expected to reappoint Xi Jinping as leader, reaffirm a commitment to his policies for the next five years and possibly elevate his status even further as one of the most powerful leaders in China's modern history. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Delegates wearing face masks attend the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. The overarching theme emerging from China's ongoing Communist Party congress is one of continuity, not change. The weeklong meeting is expected to reappoint Xi Jinping as leader, reaffirm a commitment to his policies for the next five years and possibly elevate his status even further as one of the most powerful leaders in China's modern history. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              China's President Xi Jinping, center, sits after giving a speech during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. The overarching theme emerging from China's ongoing Communist Party congress is one of continuity, not change. The weeklong meeting is expected to reappoint Xi as leader, reaffirm a commitment to his policies for the next five years and possibly elevate his status even further as one of the most powerful leaders in China's modern history. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China’s party congress promises continuity, not change