BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- On Monday, the Communist Party of China (CPC) published a list of newly elected delegates to attend its upcoming National Congress, which convenes once every five years.
After a subsequent qualification check, those 2,270 representatives are expected to deliberate and decide vital issues on the party and the country on behalf of some 82 million party members and the entire Chinese population.
The selection and election process served as a vivid application of the CPC's principle of democratic centralism and demonstrated its vigorous vitality.
A POLITICAL TASK OF VITAL IMPORTANCE
Last October, the 17th Central Committee of the CPC decided at its sixth plenary session that the Party's 18th National Congress would be held in Beijing in the second half of 2012.
It was widely believed that the 18th National Congress, held at a critical period of the country's reform and development, would have profound influence on the party's role in leading the country, by having a clear understanding of the situation, and reaching a consensus.
Thus, the selection and election of delegates served as groundwork for a successful session.
The CPC Central Committee attached great importance to the process, with general secretary Hu Jintao giving instructions on several occasions.
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