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China: CPC congress concludes, new central committee elected
BEIJING, (Xinhua): The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded here Wednesday morning, after a new CPC Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection were elected.
Delegates to the congress also passed resolutions on the report of the 17th CPC Central Committee, the work report of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and an amendment to the CPC Constitution.
"The congress elected a new central committee of the Party and replaced older leaders with younger ones," Hu Jintao said in a closing address to 2,307 delegates and specially invited delegates at the closing session in the Great Hall of People in central Beijing.
"We are convinced that all the decisions and plans adopted and all the achievements made at the congress, which are of major current and far-reaching historical significance, will play an important role in guiding the all-around development of the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the great new undertaking of Party building," he said.
Jiang Zemin, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang were present at the closing session, which was presided over by Hu.
The five-yearly congress, which opened on Nov. 8, was held at the decisive stage of completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
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