China to adopt historical resolution on Thursday

China's Communist Party looks set to adopt a key resolution summing up the party's 100-year history as its Central Committee's plenary session draws to a close.

The Central Committee's sixth plenary session convened in Beijing on Monday. Decisions on key policies and personnel are being made at the four-day meeting.

The resolution to be likely adopted on Thursday points at the major achievements and historical experience of the Communist Party.

This kind of resolution has been adopted only twice before -- in 1945 and 1981. Experts say the resolutions helped consolidate the power bases of former leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.

State-run media have continued to praise President Xi Jinping's achievements in recent days.

Xinhua News Agency praised Xi on Saturday, calling him "undoubtedly the core figure in charting the course of history."

The People's Daily, a newspaper affiliated with the Communist Party, ran on a daily basis earlier this month stories featuring Xi's remarks and achievements on its front page.

These reports are seen as attempts by Xi to enhance his authority as he is believed to have set his sights on securing an unprecedented third term at the party's congress next year.