New traits of 2012 CPC national congress delegates

In general, the elected delegates to the 18th National Party Congress accord with the conditions required by the CPC Central Committee. They are outstanding members of the Communist Party of China and have made significant achievements in their production and work with high ideological and political quality and strong discussion ability. With reasonable structure and distribution, the election work reached various requirements on proportions put forward by the CPC Central Committee with wide representativeness. The candidates nominated by the CPC Central Committee attended the election in related electoral units and were elected successfully.

 

The structure of the elected delegates features the following traits:

 

The number of Party members on the production and work frontline increased. Of the delegates elected, 1,578 are the Party-member leading cadres, accounting for 69.5 percent of the total, 2.1 percentage points lower than that of the 17th National Party Congress; 692 are from the frontline of production and work, accounting for 30.5 percent, 2.1 percentage points higher than that of the 17th National Party Congress. Of the elected delegates of various provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities), 34.4 percent are from the production and work frontline, 2.6 percentage points higher than that of the 17th National Party Congress.

 

Party-member workers' proportion increased greatly. Of the elected delegates, the number of the Party-member workers increased from 51 in the 17th National Party Congress to 169 (including 26 migrant workers), accounting for 7.4 percent of the total; Of the elected delegates of various provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and the enterprises under the central government (in Beijing), 10.4 percent are the Party-member workers.

 

The numbers of women delegates and delegates of ethnic minorities increased. Of the elected delegates, 521 are women Party members, 76 more than that of the 17th National Party Congress, accounting for 23 percent of the total; there are also 249 Party members of the ethnic minorities, seven more than that of the 17th National Party Congress, accounting for 11 percent of the total. Forty-three minority ethnic groups have their delegates, one more than that of the 17th National Party Congress.

 

Reasonable age structure and better education background. The average age of the elected delegates is 52. Among them, 1,471 delegates are under 55 years old, accounting for 64.8 percent of the total; 399 are under 45 years old, accounting for 17.6 percent; 2,122 are junior college graduates, accounting for 93.5 percent. The number of young Party members increased. A total of 114 delegates are under 35 years old, accounting for 5 percent, 1.9 percentage points higher than that of the 17th National Party Congress.

 

Party members who joined the Party after China's reform and opening up constitute the major part of the delegates to the 18th National Party Congress. Of all the Party members elected as the delegates to the 18th National Party Congress, three joined the Party during the Second Chinese Revolutionary Civil War, four joined the Party during the War against the Japanese Aggression, five joined the Party during the Liberation War and 2,258 joined the Party after the founding of the People's Republic of China. A total of 1,640 delegates joined the Party after November 1976, accounting for 72.2 percent, 20.5 percentage points higher than that of the 17th National Party Congress. The Party members who joined the Party after China's reform and opening up constitutes the major part of the delegates to the 18th National Party Congress, indicating the prosperity and numerous successors of the cause of the CPC.

 

The elected delegates to the 18th National Party Congress are from various places throughout China and from different industries, in areas such as economy, science and technology, national defense, politics and law, education, publicity, culture, health, sports and social administration. There are leading cadres of various levels, Party members on the production and work frontline, workers, farmers, professionals, servicemen, grass-root cadres, managers in enterprises and public institutions and the Party members from non-public owned enterprises and new social organizations.

 

Before the 18th National Party Congress is held, the Credentials Committee of the Delegates for the 18th National Party Congress will examine the qualifications of the delegates elected and those whose qualifications are confirmed will attend the 18th National Party Congress. According to established practices, the CPC Central Committee will also invite some old Party members who have retired from their leading posts as the specially-invited delegates to the congress.

 


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