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Photos: In China, there’s nothing like a dry three-hour Xi Jinping speech to get the party going

Echo Huang
Photos: In China, there’s nothing like a dry three-hour Xi Jinping speech to get the party going

Most of China’s screens this morning (Oct. 18) were dominated by one face: Xi Jinping’s. To kick off the weeklong 19th Party Congress—considered the country’s most important political event—the Chinese president gave a three-and-a-half-hour address at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. The congress, which takes place twice a decade, is closely watched both inside…