Passengers watch TV reporting the opening ceremony of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the railway station in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou province, Nov. 8, 2012. The 18th CPC National Congress was opened in Beijing on Thursday. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)
CPC opens 18th National Congress
BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened Thursday morning in Beijing and Hu Jintao is delivering a report entitled "Firmly march on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and strive to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects."
Jiang Zemin, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang were present at the opening ceremony of the congress, along with more than 2,300 delegates and specially invited delegates. Full story