A new leadership will re-think China's economic strategy
Chinese President Hu Jintao has opened a Communist Party congress that begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer.
Mr Hu has said the country will deepen its economic reforms and boost domestic demand to spur a new wave of growth adding that China needed to work towards a more "market-based" exchange rate for the yuan.
China has been trying to boost domestic consumption to offset a decline in exports.
Nigel Cassidy reports.