The Party's 20th National Congress

To make it simple for you to locate each and every amendment made to the Party's Constitution, Ginger River Review (GRR) created a document titled "What did the Party do to its Constitution?" with every single change made being marked. The document is downloadable and can be shared.

Also, many other essential official documents from the 20th CPC National Congress, including the report of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC which was adopted at the recently concluded 20th CPC National Congress, were collected by GRR on this page. You can click the links below to download or read them:

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Constitution of Communist Party of China:

Note: GRR marked every single change made to the Party's Constitution, so you can easily see the differences. The red parts are official changes in accordance with the Chinese version of the Constitution of the CPC (Amendment). The blue parts are official changes made only in the English version, which Ginger River believes are changes in translation and expression. A screenshot is provided below as an example:

And in case you want to read and download the clean version: 【English】 【Chinese】

  • Constitution of Communist Party of China -- Revised and adopted at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on October 24, 2017 【English】 【Chinese】

(Note: this is the old version from five years ago. GRR put it here as some of you might want to check it)

  • Full text of resolution on Party Constitution amendment (Oct. 22, 2022) 【English】 (Note: This is a brief summary of the amendment. If you want to see every detail, check the change-marked version by GRR)

  • How the Constitution of Communist Party of China (AMENDMENT) was generated? (Oct. 26, 2022) 【Chinese】

  • Interview conducted by the Xinhua News Agency on the Constitution of Communist Party of China (AMENDMENT) (Oct. 26, 2022) 【Chinese】

Report to the National Congress of the Communist Party of China:

  • Full text of resolution on 19th CPC Central Committee report (Oct. 22, 2022) 【English】

  • How Report to the 20th CPC National Congress was shaped 【Chinese】

Note: this is not a translation of the Chinese piece, but it includes some information from it. For instance:

Titled "Hold High the Great Banner of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Strive in Unity to Build a Modern Socialist Country in All Respects," the document is divided into three parts and 15 sections and contains more than 30,000 Chinese characters.

Xi attached great importance to the drafting work and led the process throughout. In January this year, it was decided to set up a drafting team, with Xi serving as its head.

In February, Xi presided over the first meeting of the drafting team, marking the beginning of the drafting work.

  • Press conference interpreting the report held by CPC Central Committee (Oct. 24, 2022) 【Chinese】

  • Full text of resolution on work report of 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (Oct. 22, 2022) 【English】

List of members:

  • How members of the 20th CPC Central Committee & the 20th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection were formed (Oct. 24, 2022) 【Chinese】

The first plenary session of the 20th CPC Central Committee:

  • Communique of the first plenary session of the 20th CPC Central Committee (Oct. 24, 2022) 【English】

  • Brief introductions of members of CPC central leading bodies (Oct. 23, 2022) 【English】

  • How the CPC's new central leadership was formed (Oct. 24, 2022) 【Chinese】

Note: this is not a translation of the Chinese piece, but it included some information from it. For instance:

In the summer of 2022, a provincial leader was summoned to Beijing for a talk in the Zhongnanhai leadership compound.

After studying the name lists of then incumbent leadership and ministerial/provincial leaders, this official had a one-on-one session with a senior leader about recommendations for candidates for the new leadership.

This is one example how one-on-one talks played a part in the recommendation of leadership candidates.

Starting from April, Xi personally talked to 30 senior leaders to seek their opinions. From April to July, other senior CPC leaders also sought advice from 318 senior cadres and senior military officers.

"There was no time limit on the conversation, nor was there a limit to the number of people recommended," said an official attending one-on-one talks. "We can recommend anyone whom we think is outstanding and competent ... We can be open and honest in our views."

Xi once stressed that political integrity must be upheld as the primary criterion when electing the CPC's new central leadership. "We should be strict with officials on their political consciousness and clean governance," Xi stressed.

Delegates to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China:

  • List of delegates to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) (Sept. 25, 2022) 【Chinese】

  • The full-text official reports delivered by the 31 party secretaries at their local CPC congresses, and the lists of the elected delegates to the Party's 20th national congress from the 31 CPC congresses at the provincial level collected by GRR (updated on July 15, 2022) 【Chinese】


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