China's 18th National Congress of Communist Party concludes, new leaders elected

November 14, 2012 - 11:58:29 am

BEIJING: The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded here Wednesday morning, after a new CPC Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection were elected.


Delegates to the congress also passed resolutions on the report of the 17th CPC Central Committee, the work report of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and an amendment to the CPC Constitution, according to (Xinhua) news agency.


Li Keqiang was elected to the Commission who is expected to be a Vice President of the People's Republic of China in the elections that will take place in the Chinese parliament in March next year, a Chinese observer told Qatar news agency (QNA) delegate.


The Observer said that Li Keqiang's election came within the new plan adopted by the party for more economic growth in the country and to achieve the party's desire to achieve prosperity for all citizens by 2020.


"The congress elected a new central committee of the Party and replaced older leaders with younger ones," Hu Jintao said in a closing address to 2,307 delegates and specially invited delegates at the closing session in the Great Hall of People in central Beijing.


"We are convinced that all the decisions and plans adopted and all the achievements made at the congress, which are of major current and far-reaching historical significance, will play an important role in guiding the all-around development of the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the great new undertaking of Party building," he said.


The five-yearly congress, which opened on November 8, was held at the decisive stage of completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects.


The CPC Central Committee is expected to hold its first session on Thursday to elect a secretary-general, who is expected to be the next president of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping. (QNA)