John Sudworth
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China leadership meeting: Behind closed doors in Beijing

10 November 2012 Last updated at 08:57 GMT

China's leaders have been meeting to select their next leaders behind closed doors at the 18th Party Congress in Beijing.

But what else goes on at this most important of political gatherings?

And how much does the outside world really get to see?

The BBC's Beijing correspondent John Sudworth gives an insight.