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China's leaders' corruption warning

9 November 2012 Last updated at 23:42 GMT

China's leaders have warned that the Communist Party may fall from power if it does not stop corruption.

There is a feeling that corruption is undermining the party's legitimacy in the eyes of ordinary people.

The months leading up to the 18th party congress have seen China's political leadership rocked by a scandal involving Bo Xilai, the former Chongqing party leader once seen as a candidate for top office.

Damian Grammaticas reports from China.