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China’s Elite Watches Musical

Posted September. 30, 2009 07:08,   


After watching "Path to Restoration," an epic musical to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the People`s Republic of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Monday, China’s former and incumbent leaders give a standing ovation. They include (starting from the left) He Guoqiang, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee (No. 8 in the Chinese government`s hierarchy); Vice President Xi Jinping (No. 6); chairman of the People’s Political Consultative Conference Jia Qinglin (No. 4); chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Wu Bangguo (No. 2); President Hu Jintao (No. 1); his predecessor Jiang Zemin; Premier Wen Jiabao (No. 3); Politburo Standing Committee member Li Changchun (No. 5); First Vice Premier Li Keqiang (No. 7); and Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang (No. 9).