HEADLINE How are the delegates to the CPC National Congress elected?

HEADLINE

How are the delegates to the CPC National Congress elected?

CGTN

22:05, October 15, 2017

QQ截图20171015220840_副本.jpg

Delegates from across China will journey to Beijing in October to take part in the 19th CPC National Congress.

Who are the delegates?

Delegates are elected specifically for each CPC National Congress. They are elected from every province, municipality and autonomous region in China, as well as from electoral units within the government, from the People’s Liberation Army and state-owned enterprises.

CGTN Photo 

A total of 2,287 delegates are expected to attend this year’s event, but the number changes every five years. At the last National Congress in 2012, the number of delegates was 2,270. 

How are delegates chosen?

Candidates must be nominated by a local Party branch and be checked for integrity and Party discipline before they can stand for election.  

For the 19th CPC National Congress, elections began in November 2016 and were completed by June this year. 

An increasing percentage of total delegates are grassroots Party members, rather than Party officials.

 T‍he CPC Congress of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region elected  43 delegates to the 19th CPC National Congress on June 29, 2017. /Xinhua Photo

One example is Lida Pierbai, a small business owner from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China. Lida started a small company selling handicrafts and carpets after she lost her job. The 55-year-old now also runs a foundation for children in need. 

In June, the CPC Congress of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region elected Lida as one of the region’s 43 delegates to the 19th CPC National Congress, part of efforts to better reflect and represent the views and opinions of the people.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue