Chinese Communist Party starts 6th plenary session

Chinese President Xi Jinping has briefed those participating in a Communist Party meeting on a draft of a key resolution regarding the party's history.

State-run Xinhua news agency reported that the party's Central Committee opened its sixth plenary session in Beijing on Monday.

More than 300 top party officials are said to be attending. Decisions on key policies and personnel will be made at the four-day meeting. The military-run facility where they are believed to be gathering is heavily guarded by police.

The historical resolution will mark the 100th anniversary of the party's founding.

Xinhua said Xi briefed the attendees about the draft resolution "on the major achievements and historical experience" of the party. But details regarding the draft have not been disclosed.

This kind of resolution has been adopted only twice. The first was adopted in 1945, and the other in 1981. Experts say they helped consolidate the power bases of former leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.

President Xi is said to be aiming to secure a rare third term at a party congress scheduled to be held in late 2022.