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Awaiting change in China

News breaks that China's ruling Communist Party will hold a congress to appoint a new generation of central leaders November 8th. At the 18th Party Congress, long-standing leaders will give up their main party posts, making way for new leadership. Some residents in Beijing are already looking forward to the change. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) BEIJING RESIDENT, XIE SHA, SAYING: "I hope for new items on the agenda and new changes. Whatever it is, we need to keep walking forwards. Everyone's been looking forward to this and waiting for a long time. I hope there will be new policies, and a new face." The official handover of state posts is expected to be formalized at the annual meeting of parliament, probably in March next year.

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