Xi Jinping elected delegate to 19th CPC National Congress

2017-04-20 11:45:50 GMT2017-04-20 19:45:50(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Xi Jinping was unanimously elected as a delegate to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the 12th CPC Guizhou provincial congress.

A total of 2,300 delegates will be elected to the national congress before June to represent China's 88 million CPC members.

The meeting, to be held in the second half of the year in Beijing, will set the future direction for the Party and state, as well as choose a new central leadership.

The delegates come from all walks of life: state leaders, officials, workers, farmers and teachers.

The forthcoming session will see a higher percentage of grassroots delegates. They will account for no less than one-third of the delegates, representing provincial level regions, the central financial sector and centrally-administered enterprises in Beijing, which increased by 1.33, 13.3 and 1.33 percentage points, respectively, compared to the 18th CPC National Congress.

Meanwhile, Party members who make outstanding contributions to reforms, technological innovation and poverty alleviation would also be recommended.

Li Jiansong, an official of the CPC Yunnan provincial committee, told Xinhua, "Half of the province's 54 candidates identify as ethnic minorities, almost one from each of our 25 ethnic minority groups."