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Every arm and level of the government has been straining for months to make sure nothing was left to chance, that nothing would spoil this, the big moment for China's President Xi.
The Congress may formally incorporate that ideology into the Party's constitution next week – a step that could potentially elevate Xi to the ranks of the most powerful leaders in Party history.
Behind him, his immediate predecessor Hu Jintao listened attentively, his eyes mostly on the text of the speech.
"Achieving national rejuvenation will be no walk in the park," Xi told more than 2,200 members of the party's elite in the mammoth Great Hall of the People, a monument to Communist authoritarianism in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, beneath gigantic red drapes and a huge hammer and sickle.
"It will take more than drumbeating and gong-clanging to get there," he added.