Hu opens Chinese Congress with call to fight corruption

Posted: November 9, 2012 at 4:38 a.m.

China’s ruling Communist Party opened a quinquennial conclave Thursday with a stark warning from its outgoing leader, President Hu Jintao, that the 91-year-old party could collapse if it fails to rein in rampant corruption that has produced a myriad of scandals in recent months and caused widespread public disaffection.

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