BEIJING, 18 OCT – President Xi Jinping wants to lock down the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, in congress from Sunday, with a group of loyalists to strengthen themselves in the face of internal and foreign challenges. The Wall Street Journal writes that, citing people close to the leaders, speaks of pushes to promote Li Qiang, head of the party in Shanghai, for entry – with a chance of premiership – in the Standing Committee of the Politburo, the highest organ of the CCP . Other names: Ding Xuexiang, Xi’s chief of staff; Guangdong chief Li Xi; the head of the NDRC, He Lifeng. The only confirmations of the outgoing Committee: Wang Huning and the anti-corruption tsar Zhao Leji. (HANDLE).