The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened Sunday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Xi Jinping, on behalf of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC, delivered a work report to the opening session of the congress.

Li Keqiang presided over the meeting and announced the opening of the 20th National Congress.

The congress, an event held every five years, will elect a new leadership team of the Party.

The main agenda of the congress includes hearing and examining the report submitted by the 19th CPC Central Committee; examining the report on the work of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection; deliberating and adopting the amendment to the Constitution of the Communist Party of China; electing the Party’s 20th Central Committee and 20th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

A total of 2,296 delegates to the congress have been elected. They are carrying the expectations of the more than 96 million CPC members and over 4.9 million primary-level organizations of the Party nationwide, as well as of the people of all ethnic groups.