17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China
Hu Jintao Reelected Party Chief of the CPC

Hu Jintao was elected on October22, 2007 as the chief of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for the second term at the first plenum of the 17th CPC Central Committee.

Members of the newly elected Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee are Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang.

During Hu's previous tenure as the general secretary of the 16th CPC Central Committee beginning November 2002, Hu and his eight colleagues of the Politburo Standing Committee, the pinnacle of CPC leadership, went all out to promote the scientific outlook on development on the basis of social harmony, environmental protection and energy conservation in addition to economic expansion.

The outlook has been newly incorporated into the Party's Constitution which also enshrined Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thought of Three Represents.




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