Special: 20th CPC National Congress
Xi Jinping will chair the closing session of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on Saturday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (JU PENG/XINHUA)
Party amends its constitution to emphasize the central task of promoting national rejuvenation through China’s path to modernization
A new central leadership of the Communist Party of China was elected Saturday at a major party congress that approved a blueprint for the nation’s development for the next five years and beyond, as well as an amendment to the party’s constitution.
The new CPC Central Committee was elected by delegates and specially invited delegates at the closing session of the 20th National Congress of the CPC, chaired for a week by Xi Jinping. The new central leadership consists of 205 members and 171 deputy members.
“Thanks to the concerted efforts of all delegates, the Congress has been a great success and we have achieved our goals of uniting thought, strengthening confidence, charting our course and boosting morale,” Xi said at the closing session. .
“This was a congress to raise our flag, join forces and promote solidarity and commitment.”
Congress passed a resolution on the report of the 19th CPC Central Committee delivered by Xi at the opening session, and a resolution on the working report of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
A new CCDI with 133 members was also elected at the congress.
Congress approved the strategic plans outlined in the report of the 19th CPC Central Committee to advance the cause of the party and the country in the coming period.
Xi said the report of the 19th CPC Central Committee is a political statement and program of action for the party to rally and lead the Chinese people of all ethnicities in securing new victories for socialism with Chinese characteristics.