Backgrounder: Key national congresses in CPC history
BEIJING, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- A preparatory meeting of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) appointed Xi Jinping as secretary-general of the five-yearly event, a spokesman said at a press conference Wednesday.
According to spokesman Cai Mingzhao, the agenda for the CPC congress were decided at the preparatory meeting Wednesday afternoon. The agenda are as follows:
-- To hear and examine the report submitted by the 17th CPC Central Committee;
-- To examine the report on the work of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection;
-- To deliberate and adopt the amendment to the Party's Constitution;
-- To elect the Party's 18th Central Committee and Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
Hu Jintao presided over the preparatory meeting at the Great Hall of the People, which was attended by 2,280 Party delegates and specially invited delegates.
There are a total of 2,325 delegates and specially invited delegates to the 18th Party congress.
A 22-member delegate credentials committee was approved at the meeting. A presidium of the congress consisting of 247 members was also approved.
Those attending the meeting also approved the organizational setup and tasks of the secretariat of the congress.
The presidium of the congress had its first meeting on Wednesday afternoon. Hu Jintao was present and delivered a speech.
Presided over by Xi Jinping, secretary-general of the congress, the meeting approved a list of the presidium's 41-member Standing Committee including Hu Jintao.
Afterwards, presided over by Hu Jintao, the meeting went through some specific items on the agenda. Liu Yunshan, Li Yuanchao and Li Zhanshu were approved as deputy secretaries-general of the congress.
The meeting then approved a report on the examination of delegates' qualification by the credentials committee.
The congress will open at 9:00 a.m. Thursday at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing, and last seven days till Nov. 14.
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