Hu Jintao (L,front), General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, meets with delegates of the People's Liberation Army and the Armed Police Force, who attended the recently concluded 17th National Congress of the CPC, in Beijing, capital of China on Oct. 22, 2007. (Xinhua Photo)
Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, state president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, had a meeting with military delegates of the just-ended 17th Party Congress on Monday evening.
Guo Boxiong, Cao Gangchuan and Xu Caihou were present at the meeting, at Beijing's Jingxi Hotel, along with other former and newly-elected senior military officials Yang Baibing, Zhang Wannian, Chi Haotian, Zhao Nanqi, Liang Guanglie, Chen Bingde, Li Jinai, Liao Xilong, Chang Wanquan, Qiao Qingchen, Jing Zhiyuan, WuShengli and Xu Qiliang.
Hu and the others were greeted with warm applause and they shook hands and had pictures taken with the Army delegates.
The military delegates represent the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Chinese People's Armed Police (PAP).
According to law, the Chinese armed forces are definitely under the leadership of the CPC.
(Xinhua News Agency October 22, 2007)