Monday, September 17, 2007
Communist Party of China to amend Party Constitution
BEIJING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) is going to amend the Party Constitution in its upcoming 17th national congress scheduled for Oct. 15, according to a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Monday.
The Political Bureau decided to submit a draft amendment to the CPC Constitution to the 7th Plenum of the 16th CPC Central Committee for further discussion on Oct. 9, before it is tabled with the national congress.
The amendment should be made under the guidance of Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thoughts of "Three Represents", and to reflect the major strategic thoughts the CPC Central Committee has set forth since the 16th CPC national congress was held, such as the scientific concept of development, said the meeting.
The amendment should include important theoretic concepts, strategic thoughts and working arrangements which will be established in the report made to the 17th CPC Congress in a bid to reflect the latest development of the localization of Marxism in China, according to the meeting.
Monday's meeting, presided over by Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, also discussed a draft report to the 17th CPC national congress, and decided to table it with the 7th Plenum of the 16th CPC Central Committee for further review.