Hu Jintao opens China party congress as leadership change begins
8 November 2012 Last updated at 04:26 GMT
Chinese President Hu Jintao has opened a Communist Party congress that begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer with a stark warning on corruption.
Addressing more than 2,000 delegates, Mr Hu said that a failure to tackle the issue "could prove fatal to the party".
He said the party must make unremitting efforts to combat corruption.