As it happened: China's new leaders

Key points

  • China's Communist Party has unveiled a new generation of leaders, who will rule for the next decade, ending a week-long congress.
  • New party leader Xi Jinping appeared on stage in Beijing's Great Hall of the People just before 04:00 GMT with the six other members of the Party's Standing Committee.
  • Most of the new committee are seen as politically conservative, and perceived reformers did not get promotion. All times GMT.

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  • Samanthi Dissanayake 
  • Joe Boyle 

Last updated 15 November 2012

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