CPC elects new Central Committee in leadership transition

Updated: 2012-11-14 11:57

BEIJING - The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday unveiled a new leadership, electing the 18th CPC Central Committee to lead the Party for the coming five years.

The 18th CPC Central Committee will in turn elect the Political Bureau, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau and the General Secretary at its first plenary session on Thursday morning.

According to the Party Constitution, the highest leading body of the CPC is the National Congress and the Central Committee it elects, and all constituent organizations and members of the Party are subordinate to the National Congress and the Central Committee.

The CPC National Congress is held once every five years and convened by the Central Committee. The number of delegates to the National Congress of the Party and the procedure governing their election shall be determined by the Central Committee.