China's President Xi Jinping (L) and China's Premier Li Keqiang arrive for the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, China, March 13, 2016. Damir Sagolj Reuters
CNBC: A secret meeting of leaders in a Chinese beach town could determine the future of the country
A closed-door meeting in a resort town on the Bohai Sea may be where China's future leadership begins to take shape, at a time when observers say there's tension at the top in Beijing.
President Xi Jinping is said to be hosting the very highest echelon of China's Communist Party this week in Beidaihe. No hard decisions on leadership are expected to come immediately from the annual meeting, but this year's conclave is expected to initiate those conversations among top officials.
The precise whereabouts of the meeting are not disclosed, but sources close to CNBC said the annual meeting typically takes places in four to five villas nestled in Beidaihe, a coastal town.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not respond to a message left by CNBC.
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Update #1: Communist Party elite head to Beidaihe for agenda-setting meetings -- South China Morning Post
Update #2: Chinese leaders jockey for power at secret meeting -- Nikkei Asian Review
Update #3: Walled off in luxury, China’s top comrades plot by the seaside -- The Australian
WNU Editor: This annual meeting is important .... the future of the country is always decided here .... including what policies to implement, leadership changes, and foreign policy priorities. I have been to Beidaihe (1987) .... nothing special about this resort, but what it lacks as a resort is compensated by the important decisions that are always made when China's leaders meet at the resort. As to what's are the big discussion points for this year .... China's leaders are focused on the economy, their many boundary disputes with their neighbours, corruption, and who will replace President Xi when his term as President expires in 2 years.