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Shanghai Party Congress to convene on Friday

A total of 810 delegates elected from the city's 1.82 million Party members will attend the plenary session of the CPC Shanghai Congress which will open on Friday at the Expo Center.

The five-day session will hear a report by the current CPC Shanghai Committee on its work in the past five years, elect a new committee and reshuffle its discipline inspection commission.

More workers, employees, women and ethnic minorities are among the delegates to join the upcoming session, said Feng Xiaomin, deputy director at the organization department of the CPC Shanghai Committee, at yesterday's news briefing.

Among the delegates, 288, or 35.6 percent of the total, are ordinary workers; 300 are women and 23 are ethnic minorities. Their proportions all increased compared with the previous session, Feng said.

The oldest member is Liang Guangbi, a 78-year-old retiree who joined the Party nearly 60 years ago. The youngest is Wang Renjie, 24, who was born without his left arm but still devoted his time to helping other disabled people.

Twenty members were born in the 1980s, including Yao Xin, founder of the online video provider PPTV.

"It's an important occasion for the Party to set targets for the next five years," said Ding Xuexiang, secretary general of the current CPC Shanghai Committee.

During yesterday's briefing, Xu Wenxiong, Party secretary of the city's discipline inspection commission, said they investigated 4,308 corruption cases in the past five years, involving 53 officials at and above the department level.

A total of 3,939 Party members were punished and another 468 were jailed for various crimes and 1.82 billion yuan (US$289 million) of illegal gains were recovered, Xu said.


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