China's congress: Front-runners for power

  • 8 November 2012
  • From the section China

China's ruling Communist Party is holding a once-in-a-decade congress, during which the next generation of leaders will be unveiled.

The most important jobs are on the politburo standing committee, since these are the people who decide all important issues about the country's future. There are nine members of the outgoing committee. But it is possible the new line-up will be reduced to seven.

The BBC website profiles the front-runners to get these vital posts.