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China urged to consider reform

The new leaders of China's Communist Party are being encouraged to usher in change by critics of the political system.

After months of backroom negotiations among China's political elite the country's new leadership will be formally announced on Thursday.

The current leader Hu Jintao has stepped down as party chief but will remain president until early next year. Current vice-president Xi Jinping is expected to take over, but critics say the new leaders should usher in democratic reform.

Damian Grammaticas reports from Beijing.

  • 14 Nov
  • From the section World