Xi Jinping lays out plans for China’s future at CPC National Congress opening

19th CPC National Congress

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the opening session of China’s 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Xi on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address “grim” challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping outlined his vision for China in a three and a half hour speech at the Communist Party’s 19th National Congress that China will become a “great modern socialist country” by mid-century.

CGTN’s Han Bin reports from the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.