According to the Outlook Weekly magazine published by Xinhua, the predominating status of the public ownership system has been strengthened, with the government in tight control over the distribution of economic resources.
More than 2,000 former rightists  cosigned an open letter  to the 17th National Congress, again requesting that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) redress the grievances of the Anti-Rightist Movement, abolish censorship and repay salaries owed to those who were labeled rightists in 1957.  The open letter was handed to representatives of the 17th National Congress through various channels.
The Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has started the 2008 campaign to recruit pilot students from high school graduates and college students.
"Crown Prince Party" and "The Princelings" are derogatory terms coined by Chinese civilians to satirize the descendants of prominent and influential senior communist leaders who take advantage of their parents’ political power either to seek a political career or to make a big fortune for themselves.
According to a research summary published on Study Times, Chinese scholars are doing academic research on the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party [CCP] and non-governmental organizations [NGOs], a topic that is believed to be the key to understand the role of NGOs.
A Myanmar delegation held an investment promotion on October 28 at the Expo to attract investments from China. Chinese investments in Myanmar as of the end of 2006 had reached 475 million U.S. dollars.
On October 11, 2007, Xinhua Net reported that Sun Laiyan, Deputy Director of the Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND) and General of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), stated that China’s space industry was established in 1956 and has continued to grow. Currently China has five capabiliities, including entering space and sending people into space.
At the end of the Chinese Communist Party’s 17th Congress, the General Secretary, Politburo and Bureau members were all made public. Out of the 9 Politburo members, 4 faces are new. They are – Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang. One public figure commented, "This was expected to be the natural outcome of Communist rule."
On October 16th, the Study Times, published an article titled "The Functions of the Civil Defense System and Its Role in Social Harmony" by Li Hang, Bureau Chief of the Civil Defense Bureau of Zhejiang Province. Study Times is a newspaper sponsored by the "Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China" and is distributed mainly to all levels of party leaders, as well as to intellectuals.
"The rhetoric of cooperation does not change the core of the U.S. global strategy to rule the world," observed a Chinese military expert on the new U.S. maritime strategy.