China cuts 23,800 official posts in election

Updated: 2007-01-08 09:09

BEIJING -- China has trimmed down more than 23,800 posts in local Communist Party of China (CPC) committees, as the Party is pushing forward a nation-wide local leadership reshuffle aimed at improving administration efficiency.

The number of leadership posts -- or members of the standing committee of a local Party committee -- should not exceed nine in county level, and is limited to not more than eleven in city level, according to the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.

So far, 92. 4 percent of China's townships, 82 percent of counties, and 38.5 percent of cities have completed the Party committee elections. The western province of Qinghai and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region have concluded all levels of elections, according to the organization department.

After the reshuffle, most of the local Party committees have cut the number of deputy chiefs to only two. Meanwhile, more young, female and ethnic cadres have also been taken into the leadership.

In a circular released nationwide, the organization department on Saturday warned localities that they should not increase leadership posts without permission and should not give cadres preferential treatments which are not compatible to their posts.

The local leadership should enhance their decision making capabilities and try the best to stamp out corruption as the focus of their work, the circular said.

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