CPC National Congress Meeting: The five-year meeting of the Communist Party of China is going to be held. In this meeting, it will be decided whether the current President of China, Xi Jinping, will take over his term as President for the third time or it will be confirmed that he will remain the President of China for life. Apart from this, many other big decisions will be taken in this meeting. This meeting, to be held in five years in the politics of China, has its own importance.
This meeting, to be held every five years, will start on October 16 and will last for a total of 7 days i.e. October 22. This meeting of the Chinese Communist Party will be held every 5 years since 1921 in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the capital of China.
What will happen in this meeting?
Xi Jinping’s third term as President of China will be sealed. At the end of the meeting, the names of the new Central Committee, Politburo, Politburo Standing Committee members of the Chinese Communist Party will be revealed. That is, the full leadership of China will come to the fore. The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party has about 2,300 representatives. The most powerful organization is the Politburo, whose standing committee can have 7-9 members this time.
At the party congress meeting to be held in Beijing, for the first time after Mao, a leader will occupy the position of the supreme head of China for the third time. In the reforms implemented during the tenure of Deng Xiaoping, legislation was made that no leader would serve more than two terms. However, in 2018, after changes in the party legislation, the requirement of two terms was abolished and with the help of which Xi will remain in the chair. The current Prime Minister of China, Li Keqiang, is retiring. In such a situation, the name of the new Prime Minister will be announced in the meeting.
Xi Jinping’s third or life term?
It is not yet clear whether Chinese President Xi Jinping will serve only a third term or will remain president for life. According to experts, it is more likely for Xi to remain president for the third and fourth terms now.
Will there be a change in Xi’s role?
Xi Jinping is currently holding three important positions simultaneously. He is the President of China, the General Secretary of the Communist Party as well as the Chairman of the Central Military Commission. At present, Xi is not expected to leave any of these positions.
What is Party Congress meeting and why is it important?
Through this meeting, the National Congress and the Central Committee are elected, which are the highest bodies of China. In China, when the National Congress is not in session, the Central Committee makes all the important decisions of the party. The National Congress meets every five years. In this, the work of the Central Committee is reviewed during 5 years. Along with this, the road map for the party and the country is decided. The new leadership of the CPC is also elected in this meeting. This year around 2,300 delegates elected from 38 electoral units in China will attend the CPC meeting.
What is the number of members of the Communist Party?
More than 95 million members of the Communist Party of China will be represented by 2296 delegates this year. Of this, 33.6 percent representatives come from the grassroots level. These include workers, farmers, as well as professional and expert representatives.
Women may not be in China’s top leadership, but they make up 27% of the delegates attending the party congress. An increase of 2.8 percent is being told as compared to the last meeting. The delegates attending the party Congress meeting range from soldiers to technical experts and from sportspersons to industry representatives. The average age of the representatives is 52 years, of which about 60 per cent people are below 55 years. At the same time, about 19% are below 45 years of age.
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