(CPC Congress) Party says 771 'grassroots' delegates invited
Thursday, October 12, 2017
The Communist Party has selected 2,287 delegates this year for the 19th national congress in Beijing starting October 18.
Attendees will include high-ranking government officials, party leaders, and military officers as well as grassroots members from "frontline production and manufacturing" such as workers, farmers, technicians, nurses and teachers.
According to a circular issued by the Central Committee in November 2016, frontline workers should account for no less than one-third of the delegates.
A total of 771 grassroots delegates have been selected from various social sectors, accounting for 33.7 percent of the total, up by 3.2 percentage points from five years ago, Xinhua reports.