Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) chats to former President Jiang Zemin at the opening session of the 19th national congress in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Long time no see: elder statesmen make rare public appearance at China’s top table

Two former presidents and congress’s eldest delegate 102-year-old Song Ping shown plenty of respect at opening ceremony

Topic |   China's leadership reshuffle 2017

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) chats to former President Jiang Zemin at the opening session of the 19th national congress in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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