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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.