Tweeting the 18th Party Congress

Foreign journalists in Beijing are gathering at the Great Hall of the People to cover what they can of the proceedings of the 18th Party Congress. A few expressed some trepidation:

but many live-tweeted every step of the event.

The coverage started when journalists visited the press center to receive a swag bag from organizers:

Thursday morning, under blue skies, journalists went to Tiananmen Square:

Once they entered the Great Hall of the People, before the proceedings began, the main attraction was watching attendants pour tea on stage:

Meanwhile, watching from the sidelines, Adam Minter asks:

Stay tuned for regular updates.