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 . 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.