This ends AFP's Live Report on the Chinese Communist Party congress.
Chinese President Hu Jintao delivers his address at the opening of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 08 November. Hu called for stepped-up political reform and a revamped economic model as the Communist Party opened a historic congress on Thursday to usher in a new slate of leaders.
In the wake of the Bo Xilai scandal that has rocked the organisation, outgoing secretary-general Hu Jintao delivered a stark warning on the need for the ruling party to clean up its act.
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