One of the leading contenders for one of the top slots is the current Communist Party Chief of Guangdong, Wang Yang. Yang has cultivated an image of a political reformers, but not everyone in Guangdong sees that way.
China's government is increasingly trying to control the message and it's increasingly having difficulty doing that. The latest example happened this week in Guangdong. And people went ballistic online.
This week saw a rare public outburst against censorship in China. It's been resolved for the moment but as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, the censorship and subsequent protests say a lot about changing expectations in China.
Every Chinese high school senior takes a test that can truly determine their future. Score high enough, and you could be whisked away to Hong Kong and one of the best educations money can buy. Miss, and your options are limited. But some students buck the test and head overseas. Each decision changes students' future path.
The Chinese government finally announced when its Party Congress would take place, the event where its leadership turns over and a new generation steps up. Among those competing for a top spot is Wang Yang, a top party leader in Guangdong province.
China's economy is slowing down, and that's having a big impact on factory towns that relied on cheap manufacturing. The World's Mary Kay Magistad visits a hard-hit garment-making district in Guangdong province.