President and CPC Chairman of the People's Republic of China, Hu Jintao, has visited Africa and pledged greater cooperation between the PRC and the continent. The PRC maintains good relations with the Republic of South Africa., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
CPC to convene 18th National Congress
Saturday, 29 September 2012 00:00
BEIJING — The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is proposed to convene on Nov. 8 in Beijing. The Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee decided at a meeting yesterday to submit the proposal to the seventh plenary meeting of the 17th CPC Central Committee, which will be held on November 1.
The Political Bureau meeting, presided over by Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, studied the preparatory work for the November meetings.
Participants of the meeting also reviewed the draft work report of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to be submitted to the upcoming Party congress.
The congress is a very important meeting to be held at a critical time when China is building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way, and deepening reform and opening up and accelerating the transformation of economic development pattern in difficult areas, the meeting said.
The congress will hold high the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, be guided with the Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thoughts of “Three Represents,” and thoroughly carry out the Scientific Outlook on Development, according to the meeting.
The congress will review the Party's work over the past five years as well as what the Party has implemented since the 16th CPC National Congress.
It will summarise the precious experience the Party has gained from the historical process of uniting and leading the people of all ethnic groups to carry on and advance the socialism with Chinese characteristics, according to the meeting.
The congress will thoroughly examine the current international and domestic situation and take into account of the new requirements for the country’s development and new expectations from the people.
The congress will draw out the guidelines and policies that respond to the call of the times and fulfill the wishes of the people.
The congress will make strategic plans for the overall advancement of China’s reform and opening up and socialist modernisation drive, as well as for the overall advancement of Party building in the new era.
The congress will further mobilise the entire Party and the people of all ethnic groups to march unswervingly along the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics, continue to advance scientific development and promote social harmony, and continue to improve people's livelihood and well-being, and strive for the building of a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way.