The Seventh Plenum of the 11th CPC Central Committee
The 12th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will be convened on September 1. This was decided at the Seventh Plenary Session of the 11th Party Central Committee.
The plenary session, held on August 6 in Beijing, also examined and adopted a report of the Party Central Committee to the 12th Party Congress and the Constitution of the Communist Party of China (revised draft). It unanimously decided to submit the two documents to the 12th Party Congress for deliberation.
The 12th Party Congress will sum up the rich experience gained since the previous congress held in August 1977, particularly the experience gained since the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Party Central Committee held towards the end of 1978. On this basis it will draw up a programme and set the goals for the coming period. The congress will adopt the new Party Constitution, elect a new Party Central Committee, a Central Advisory Commission and a new Central Discipline Inspection Commission.
Attended by 185 members and 112 alternate members of the Party Central Committee and 21 observers, the Seventh Plenary Session of the 11th Party Central Committee was presided over by Standing Committee members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee Hu Yaobang, Ye Jianying, Deng Xiaoping, Zhao Ziyang, Li Xiannian, Chen Yun and Hua Guofeng.
A six-day preparatory meeting was held before the plenary session, at which views were fully exchanged and related issues carefully discussed.
(NO. 33, August 16, 1982)