The 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) – an event that happens only every five years – begins on Wednesday (18 October).
China's leadership will be selected at the five-day event, which will be attended by 2287 delegates from around China.
The congress is a carefully choreographed affair, with some decisions made well in advance.
About 200 members will be selected to form the Central Committee, of which the seven top-ranked members will make up the Politburo Standing Committee, the CCP's highest ruling body.
Check out a quick explainer of the event, as well as expert opinion on what to expect in the links below. New Zealand media are welcome to republish the commentators' analyses in their reporting.
19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party
- China's 19th National Congress: What to know
- Xiang Gao: 19th Congress will set tone for economic direction
- Stephen Noakes: Will Xi Jinping rewrite power transition rules?
- Jason Young: Xi Jinping's ideas likely to dominate policy
- Xiaoming Huang: How the ‘new era’ CCP will affect NZ-China relations
– Asia Media Centre