China’s Hu Jintao: State Of China Address Opens Party Congress

By Chris Buckley and Ben Blanchard

BEIJING (Reuters) – China‘s Communist Party must stay firmly in charge as the nation embraces economic and social change, President Hu Jintao said on Monday in an agenda-setting speech vowing tightly controlled political reform.

President Hu spells out plan for Taiwan, economic growth, environment, military overhaul.
Chinese Communist Party leader Hu Jintao, left, shakes hands with former President and Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin after Hu’s speech at the opening of the 17th Communist Party Congress in Beijing.

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