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CPC Central Committee adopts state leadership candidates, gov't restructuring plan


08:05, March 01, 2013

Xi Jinping (C), Li Keqiang (3rd R), Zhang Dejiang (3rd L), Yu Zhengsheng (2nd R), Liu Yunshan (2nd L), Wang Qishan (1st R) and Zhang Gaoli (1st L) attend the second plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 28, 2013. The session lasted from Feb. 26 to 28. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- The 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) adopted a list of candidates for state leadership positions and a government restructuring plan as its second plenary session closed Thursday.

The list will be recommended to the presidium of the first annual session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), according to a communique issued after the plenary session.

The first annual session of the 12th NPC, the country's national legislature, will kick off on March 5.

The CPC Central Committee also adopted a list of candidates for the leadership of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and decided to recommend it to the presidium of the first session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee, which is scheduled to open on March 3, the communique said.

Participants at Thursday's plenary session spoke highly of the work that has been done by members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, who were elected at the first plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee held in November 2012.

The Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee has made efforts to improve the CPC's work style, boost economic development, enhance party-building and advance China's modernization drive, the communique said.

A total of 204 CPC Central Committee members and 168 alternate members attended the plenary session.

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