The four-day Seventh Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded in Beijing on Saturday. A new communique was issued and members of the 18th Central Committee will then move on to discuss drafts for three key documents, which will be sent to the 19th National Congress for examination and deliberation. They are a report by the 18th Central Committee, a work report of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, as well as an amendment to the CPC Constitution. All three were discussed and then approved.
The report by the Central Committee is drafted by the Political Bureau of the CPC and delivered by General Secretary Xi Jinping, also a member of the Politburo Standing Committee. The Politburo oversees the CPC's work nationally. The second document is the long-anticipated work report from the Discipline Inspection Commission, which includes the achievements of China's anti-corruption campaign and a list of 11 new alternate central commissioners. The draft amendment to the CPC Constitution is explained by Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of Politburo. This will be the 17th amendment to the Constitution.
The seventh and last plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee reflects on the party's work in the past five years and sets the tone for a successful 19th CPC National Congress.