Central Committee, anti-graft body formed at Party Congress
The members of the new Politburo Standing Committee, including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, will hold a press conference on Wednesday
The 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the latest iteration of party’s top anti-corruption body, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), were formed on the closing day of 19th Party Congress in Beijing on Tuesday.
CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping, who chaired the Party Congress meeting on Tuesday, announced the formation of the country’s two top decision-making bodies after 2,336 party representatives cast their votes in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Xinhua reported.
The member lists of the Central Committee and CCDI were approved by the congress’ Presidium, which comprised 243 key party members, over two meetings on Sunday evening and Monday morning.
The week-long 19th Party Congress ended at noon on Tuesday. The Congress approved the work reports of the 18th Central Committee and Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
It also passed an amendment to include “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” in the CPC’s constitution.
The 19th Central Committee will have its first meeting on Wednesday morning to select the members of the Politburo and its Standing Committee.
The seven members of the Standing Committee, including President Xi and Premier Li Keqiang, will hold a press conference at noon on Wednesday.