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Seventh Plenary Session sets course for congress

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-10-16 03:59

Seventh Plenary Session sets course for congress

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, speaks on Saturday. MA ZHANCHENG / XINHUA

Delegates from across country to take up report, amendment, statement says

The four-day Seventh Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China concluded on Saturday in Beijing with a statement issued about the meeting.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a work report at the meeting, where it also was decided that the 19th CPC National Congress, which occurs every five years, will be convened on Wednesday in Beijing, according to the statement.

A report to be made by the 18th CPC Central Committee to the 19th CPC National Congress; a work report of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to the congress; and an amendment to the CPC Constitution also were discussed and approved.

It was decided that the three documents will be submitted to the upcoming congress for examination and deliberation.

The amendment to the CPC Constitution must include the key theories and strategic thoughts presented by the report to be delivered at the 19th CPC National Congress, according to a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Sept 18.

The amended Constitution must fully represent the latest Sinicization of Marxism, new governance concepts and thoughts and strategies of the CPC Central Committee since the 18th CPC National Congress, as well as new experience in adhering to and strengthening the Party's leadership and in strict Party governance, it said.

The plenum was presided over by the Political Bureau.

Xi gave an explanation on the draft report to the 19th CPC National Congress, and Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, gave an explanation of the draft amendment to the CPC Constitution.

In all, 191 members and 141 alternate members of the CPC Central Committee attended the meeting, with members of the CCDI and leading officials of related departments present as nonvoting delegates.

Eleven new full members, who had been alternate members of the 18th CPC Central Committee, were admitted to the Central Committee during the plenum.

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