Monday, October 15, 2007

Hu Jintao opens party congress

China's leader Hu Jintao addressed the party congress Monday in what is widely seen as a test of his authority.

Hu all but rules out substantial reforms as party congress opens
International Herald Tribune
By Joseph Kahn President
Hu Jintao of China promised Monday to address social fissures, a degraded environment and rampant corruption during his second term as China's top leader. He also promised to make the party more inclusive and to better distribute the benefits of China's economic boom. However he all but ruled out key political reforms.