17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China

New CPC Central Committee Elected

The 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has elected a new central committee of the Party.

Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin and Li Changchun have been elected into the Party's top decision-making body, while Zeng Qinghong, Wu Guanzheng and Luo Gan are not in the new central committee.

The central committee, elected Sunday morning by 2,235 delegates at the closing session of the congress, includes 204 members and 167 alternate members.

Zeng, 68, Wu Guanzheng, 69, and Luo, 72, were members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 16th CPC Central Committee.

The newly-elected central committee, at its first plenary session on Monday, will elect its general secretary, members and alternate members of its Political Bureau, and members of the bureau's Standing Committee. According to the CPC Constitution, the general secretary shall be chosen from political bureau standing committee members.

The CPC national congress also elected the 127-member Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.




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