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China’s President Xi Jinping has signalled there would be no immediate loosening of his controversial zero-Covid strategy as a historic Communist Party congress opened in Beijing.

In a break in decades-long tradition, delegates are likely to hand Mr Xi a third term as party chief.

Mr Xi also addressed the issue of Taiwan – which China claims as part of its territory.

He said Beijing would…..(read more)

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