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Spokesman: China's Communist Party to have new central leadership
2007/10/15

The media center for the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) holds the first press briefing in Beijing, China, Oct. 14, 2007.

The media center for the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) holds the first press briefing in Beijing, China, Oct. 14, 2007.  (Xinhua Photo)

The media center for the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) holds the first press briefing in Beijing, China, Oct. 14, 2007.

The media center for the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) holds the first press briefing in Beijing, China, Oct. 14, 2007.  (Xinhua Photo)

    BEIJING, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- The upcoming 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will elect a new Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, congress spokesman Li Dongsheng said here Sunday at a press briefing.

    He said that a proposed list of candidates had been discussed and prepared by the Political Bureau of the 16th CPC Central Committee and would be submitted to the Presidium of the 17th Congress for deliberation and approval.

    The list was made on the basis of the work of a special working group, which operated under the leadership of the Political Bureau and took charge of democratic recommendation, organizational scrutiny, assessment and nomination of candidates for the new Central Committee and the new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, he said.

    Li announced that the preparations for the congress had been completed. The congress is to open on Monday morning and will last seven days.

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