Monday, October 15, 2007

China's Leader Targets Corruption

The five-yearly congress of the Chinese Communist Party has opened in Beijing with a tough message from President Hu Jintao to more than 2,000 delegates. Mr. Hu said he party's very survival depends on resolutely punishing corrupt officials. He said that despite economic growth there were many social and environmental concerns facing China. President Hu is expected to consolidate his grip on power but a new generation of leaders for 2012 is set to emerge.

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