17th CPC Central Committee holds 7th plenum, communique issued

The Seventh Plenary Session of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held from Nov.1 to 4 in Beijing, during which a communique was issued.

Altogether 200 members and 165 alternate members of the CPC Central Committee attended the meeting, with members of the CPC’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and leading officials of relevant departments present as non-voting members.

It was decided at the plenum that the 18th CPC National Congress will be convened from Nov. 8 in Beijing, according to the communique issued on Sunday.

The plenum was presided over by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered an important speech.

Hu, entrusted by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made a work report, which was discussed at the plenum.

It also discussed and approved a report to be made by the 17th CPC Central Committee to the 18th Party Congress beginning next Thursday, as well as an amendment to the CPC Constitution.

Both documents will be submitted to the Party Congress for examination, the plenum decided.

Xinhua