Traditional Ethnic Minority Costumes at 18th CPC National Congress

November 13, 2012
Editor: Liu Yunting

The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 8, 2012, during which many delegates from ethnic minority groups showed up in their traditional costumes.

A delegate wearing a traditional ethnic minority costume takes notes at the panel discussion of delegates from southwest China's Yunnan Province on November 9, 2012, during the 18th CPC National Congress. [Xinhua]   

A delegate wearing a traditional ethnic minority costume takes notes at the panel discussion of delegates from southwest China's Yunnan Province on November 9, 2012, during the 18th CPC National Congress. [Xinhua]

Delegate to the 18th CPC National Congress and primary school teacher from southern China's Hunan Province Chao Hong (L) wears her Miao ethnic minority costume. She sings a local folk song during an interview on November 9, 2012. [Xinhua]

Delegate to the 18th CPC National Congress and primary school teacher from southern China's Hunan Province Chao Hong (L) wears her Miao ethnic minority costume. She sings a local folk song during an interview on November 9, 2012. [Xinhua]

During the 18th CPC National Congress, delegates wearing traditional ethnic minority costumes attend the panel discussion of delegates from southwest China's Guizhou Province on November 10, 2012. [Xinhua]

During the 18th CPC National Congress, delegates wearing traditional ethnic minority costumes attend the panel discussion of delegates from southwest China's Guizhou Province on November 10, 2012. [Xinhua]

Party secretary of Laxi Township in Nagqu Prefecture in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region Amei (L3) and other Tibetan delegates walk across Tian'anmen Square to attend the 18th CPC National Congress on November 8, 2012. [Xinhua]

Party secretary of Laxi Township in Nagqu Prefecture in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region Amei (L3) and other Tibetan delegates walk across Tian'anmen Square to attend the 18th CPC National Congress on November 8, 2012. [Xinhua]

Delegate to the 18th CPC National Congress and judge from Tongchuan Intermediate People's Court in southwest China's Guizhou Province Yang Xia (R) wears her ethnic minority costume while giving an interview at Tian'anmen Square on November 8, 2012. [Xinhua]

Delegate to the 18th CPC National Congress and judge from Tongchuan Intermediate People's Court in southwest China's Guizhou Province Yang Xia (R) wears her ethnic minority costume while giving an interview at Tian'anmen Square on November 8, 2012. [Xinhua]

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