Strict Delegate Election Procedures for Upcoming CPC Congress

(Xinhua News Agency, April 17, 2017. Complete text:) Xining - After three months’ nomination, examination and election, Wang Fucun is on the final delegate candidate list for the upcoming national congress of the Communist Party of China.

Wang is a village Party head of Gaomiao Township in the city of Haidong, northwest China’s Qinghai Province.

At the end of this month, the CPC Qinghai Provincial Committee will vote from a candidate list consisting of Wang and 32 others to determine the delegates for the 19th CPC National Congress later this year.

"I’m glad that my work and conducts are recognized by Party members and people recommending me. No matter whether I’m elected, I have felt a huge responsibility," he said.

Nationwide, a total of 2,300 delegates will be elected before June to represent China’s 88 million CPC members to take part in the national congress.

The meeting, slated for the second half of the year in Beijing, will discuss and set the future direction for the Party and state, as well as elect a new central leadership.

Li Changlong, secretary of CPC Gaomiao Township Committee, remembered how Wang was initially nominated.

"Our committee organized a meeting involving 23 Party branches across the township as required on Jan. 18. Six candidates, including Wang, were nominated," he said.

Three days after the committee submitted the candidate list to the higher administrative level, Ledu District, the CPC Ledu District Committee sent a team to examine their files and solicit public opinion.

"The key of their visit was to check whether they had corruption issues or public complaints against them," Li said.

Similar procedures were performed by CPC committees of district, city and provincial levels in the following months, shortening the list of 87 candidates to 33.

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