22 Oct 2022

Former Chinese president led out of Party Congress meeting

Video of former President Hu Jintow being unexpectedly escorted out of the ruling Communist Party Congress has drawn global attention – but little explanation.

The 79-year-old is seen sitting next to the current Chinese leader President  Xi Jinping just before he is removed from the hall by party officials.

It came at a crucial political meeting for President Xi, who is widely expected to clinch a third 5-year term as China’s leader.