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, Wu Shengli 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 23, 2007)