Former president Hu Jintao (right) took his seat beside his successor Xi Jinping on Sunday morning.  Photo: EPA-EFE
Former president Hu Jintao (right) took his seat beside his successor Xi Jinping on Sunday morning. Photo: EPA-EFE

Peering behind the masks at China’s Communist Party congress

  • Most people taking part in Sunday’s opening ceremony had their faces covered, the first time for such an event
  • There were exceptions though – as well as notable absences for the gathering

Former president Hu Jintao (right) took his seat beside his successor Xi Jinping on Sunday morning.  Photo: EPA-EFE
Former president Hu Jintao (right) took his seat beside his successor Xi Jinping on Sunday morning. Photo: EPA-EFE
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