Xinhua News Agency’s website previously published a list of the new standing members, members, and alternate members of various provincial Party committees in China on July 3. This list signaled the end of election campaigns during the last half of 2006. Now the recent issue of China Newsweek has revealed four trends regarding personnel promotion and redeployment, and invited observers to comment.
The overall arrangements of officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) have entered their final stages before the opening of the 17th National Party Congress later this year. Domestic and foreign observers generally regard Party Chief Hu Jintao’s speech during a June 25 conference at the Central Party School as setting the focus of the political route for the 17th National Congress. At the conference Hu told provincial and ministerial level officials to improve the Party’s leadership and abolish corruption. Observers also saw the end of the provincial party officials’ shift elections as a mark of determining the organizational route for the 17th Party leadership. [Full Text]