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Nearly 50 percent of CPC Central Committee members are newcomers


07:48, November 15, 2012

BEIJING, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 50 percent of the new Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) are newcomers, indicating that the CPC, with 91 years of history and more than 82 million members, has again completed its central leadership transition.

Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang were elected Wednesday morning into the new CPC Central Committee.

Hu Jintao, 69, Wu Bangguo, 71, Wen Jiabao, 70, Jia Qinglin, 72, Li Changchun, 68, He Guoqiang, 69, Zhou Yongkang, 69, are not in the new Central Committee. They were members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee.

Wang Qishan, Liu Yunshan, Liu Yandong, Li Yuanchao, Wang Yang, Zhang Gaoli, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, all members of the Political Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee, have been elected into the 18th CPC Central Committee, while Wang Gang, Wang Lequan, Wang Zhaoguo, Hui Liangyu, Liu Qi, Xu Caihou and Guo Boxiong, all members of the Political Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee, are not in the new Central Committee.

Delegates to the 18th CPC National Congress held that the overall structure of the new CPC Central Committee is reasonable and the members have fine ethical and political quality, outstanding work performance and popular public support.

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