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In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, security personnel block journalists from visiting independent government candidate Liu Huizhen, unseen, in Beijing, China. Liu, a petite, soft-spoken farmer's daughter who wants to serve her community, might seem an unlikely threat to China's all-powerful Communist Party. Yet, as Chinese vote Tuesday for low-level representatives, authorities have responded to Liu's bid as an independent candidate in a southwestern district of Beijing by sending several dozen men with buzz cuts and barking voices to follow her around and prevent her from meeting with voters. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China's Communist Party turns 90

Chinese President Hu Jintao celebrated the Communist Party on its 90th anniversary Friday for its ability to adapt and said it must use that skill to fight corruption and ease social conflict if it is to stay in power.