CPC National Congress set for October 18

The Communist Party of China will convene its 19th National Congress on October 18.

The Communist Party of China will convene its 19th National Congress on October 18, a key meeting held to draw out polices for the future development.

More than 2,300 delegates will discuss the country’s accomplishments since the previous gathering, discuss a strategy for building a “moderately prosperous society” and elect new members of the top leadership.

The 19th CPC National Congress will also summarize experiences gained from uniting and leading citizens of all ethnic groups to advance socialism with Chinese characteristics, according to a meeting of the Politburo yesterday presided over by Xi Jinping, the Party’s general secretary.

It will examine the current international and domestic situation, and take into account new requirements for the development of the Party and the country as well as new expectations from the people.

The congress will draw out guidelines and policies that respond to the call of the times, according to a statement after the Politburo meeting.

The congress is being held at a time when China is striving to achieve a moderately prosperous society, and at a critical time for the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the statement said.

It will hold high the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, be guided with Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thought of “Three Represents” and the Scientific Outlook on Development, and thoroughly carry out the essence of Xi’s series of important remarks and the new governance concepts, thoughts and strategies of the CPC Central Committee, according to the statement.

The congress also aims to boost confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, continue to adopt an overall approach to promote economic, political, cultural, social and ecological progress, as well as to advance coordinated development of the “Four Comprehensives.”

The Four Comprehensives refers to a four-pronged strategy that aims to accomplish a moderately prosperous society, deepen reform, advance the rule of law and strengthen Party governance.

A new Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection will be elected at the congress.

All preparatory work for the congress is going smoothly at present, the statement said, and preparations should continue to ensure a successful congress.

Special Reports