In this Nov. 9, 2012 photo, Liao Defang, a delegate of China's 18th Communist Party Congress, poses for a photo after a group discussion meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Along with government officials, managers of state industries and military officers, delegates of the 18th Communist Party Congress also include migrant workers, peasants, factory technicians, teachers, doctors, artists and Olympic gold medalists. Many of the rank and file delegates are brought to Beijing to make the roughly 2,300-member congress more representative, and have no real political clout. They ratify decisions made by a few dozen party insiders in backroom deals. Still, they believe in the cause and swoon at the prestige of being chosen to be a national delegate. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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In this Nov. 9, 2012 photo, Liao Defang, a delegate of China's 18th Communist Party Congress, poses for a photo after a group discussion meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Along with government officials, managers of state industries and military officers, delegates of the 18th Communist Party Congress also include migrant workers, peasants, factory technicians, teachers, doctors, artists and Olympic gold medalists. Many of the rank and file delegates are brought to Beijing to make the roughly 2,300-member congress more representative, and have no real political clout. They ratify decisions made by a few dozen party insiders in backroom deals. Still, they believe in the cause and swoon at the prestige of being chosen to be a national delegate. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
In this Nov. 9, 2012 photo, Liao Defang, a delegate of China's 18th Communist Party Congress, poses for a photo after a group discussion meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Along with government officials, managers of state industries and military officers, delegates of the 18th Communist Party Congress also include migrant workers, peasants, factory technicians, teachers, doctors, artists and Olympic gold medalists. Many of the rank and file delegates are brought to Beijing to make the roughly 2,300-member congress more representative, and have no real political clout. They ratify decisions made by a few dozen party insiders in backroom deals. Still, they believe in the cause and swoon at the prestige of being chosen to be a national delegate. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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