Sound bites from 18th Party Congress

(China Daily)
Updated: 2012-11-08 08:39

"Faith and loyalty to the Party is the root through which the Party can grow from generation to generation. This spirit should be maintained whatever else changes."

Jiao Ruoyu, 97, former mayor of Beijing and the oldest delegate to the Party congress

"Even though Shunde is spearheading reform in Guangdong province, it will not 'reform for the sake of reform'. Instead, it will reform with a focus on building core competitiveness for long-term development."

Liang Weidong, Party secretary of Shunde district of Guangzhou and a delegate to the Party congress

"The number of aircraft carriers a country has is linked with how it perceives the pursuit of its national interests. What I can tell you is that the Liaoning (China's first aircraft carrier) is only just the beginning."

Wu Xiaoguang, deputy chief designer of China's aircraft carrier project and a delegate to the Party congress

"Although I'm young, I'm not naive or immature. I'll bring the voice of migrant workers to the congress, and bring the spirit of the congress back to Zhongshan, to my fellow migrant workers."

Yan Wenjing, 26, a migrant worker at an electronics manufacturing company in Zhongshan, Guangdong province. She is also one of the youngest delegates to the Party congress