Chinese President Xi Jinping waves at an event to introduce new members of the Politburo Standing Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Every five years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) holds a Congress. Delegates from across China gather in Beijing to choose their leader and representatives and to discuss policy and direction. In October, Xi Jinping was granted a third five-year term to lead the party as its general secretary.