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Jiang requests to resign from remaining post
Updated: 2005-03-04 15:36

Jiang Zemin, 78, requested to resign from his remaining post as chairman of the State Central Military Commission (CMC) in a letter read Friday to a presidium meeting of the National People's Congress, China's parliament.

The presidium adopted a draft resolution to accept Jiang's request, and decided to submit the resolution for deliberation at the upcoming 3rd session of the NPC.

Jiang Zemin. [file/Xinhua]
Jiang resigned from the chairmanship of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) last September, and was succeeded by Hu Jintao.

The parliament session will elect a new chairman of the State Central Military Commission, according to an agenda adopted at a preparatory meeting of the session Friday.

Hu Jintao, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, is expected to succeed Jiang as chairman of the State Central Military Commission.

Jiang became chairman of the CMC of the CPC in November 1989, and chairman of the State CMC in 1990.

In 2002, Hu Jintao succeeded him as general secretary of the CPC Central Committee. Hu became Chinese president in 2003.

Also on Friday, the preparatory conference of the NPC session elected a 173-people presidium and a secretary general.

Approximately 3,000 members of the parliament will also hear and review the government work report to be delivered by Premier Wen Jiabao on the opening day of the session.

Another important agenda of the session will be the deliberation of the anti-secession law.

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