15th National Congress of the Communist Party of China

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15th National Congress of the Communist Party of China
Traditional Chinese 中國共產黨第十五次全國代表大會
Simplified Chinese 中国共产党第十五次全国代表大会
Abbreviated name
Chinese 十五大

The 15th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was held in Beijing between September 12 and 18, 1997. 2,048 delegates and 60 specially invited delegates elected a 344-member 15th CPC Central Committee, as well as a 115-member Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). This change in membership made the new average age of the CPC 55 and percentage of members holding university or college level education 92.4%.

Jiang Zemin was reappointed CPC General Secretary and Chairman of the Central Military Commission.

Changes to the constitution[edit]

The constitution was changed to make Deng Xiaoping Theory a guiding ideology of the Communist Party of China alongside Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 张若琼. "The 15th National Congress". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2017-07-30.