CPC to award honorary medal

BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee decided to award the July 1 Medal for the first time as the CPC celebrates its centenary this year, according to a circular issued by the General Office of the CPC Central Committee.

Members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) recite the oath to join the CPC at the site where the CPC held its first national congress in Shanghai, east China, July 1, 2016. (File Photo: Xinhua)

The CPC Central Committee will also honor outstanding Party members, exemplary Party workers, and advanced community-level Party organizations from across the country, it said.

The document specified the number of candidates, requirements and selection procedures for the July 1 Medal and other national awards, noting that the criteria should focus on candidates' contributions.