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More migrant workers become congress delegates

11-11-2012 14:12 BJT Special Report:18th CPC National Congress |

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By CCTV reporter Ai Yang

In an effort to better represent its members, the Communist Party of China has included more delegates from grassroots organizations and groups, such as migrant workers, in the ongoing 18th national congress. Since the last congress 5 years ago, the number of blue collar party-members increased from 51 to 169. So apart from boosting the confidence of the common people, many are wondering what kind of influence this new representation of China will bring.

Before the congress convened, CCTV reporter Ai Yang talked to a migrant worker who’s been elected as a congress delegate.

39-year-old Ren Xiaoyun works as a city cleaner. A migrant worker, he arrived in Beijing 16 years ago, and has been doing the same job ever since. Every day, he collects 150 bins from different residential blocks, and clears away as much as 10 tons of rubbish.

Ren Xiaoyun, cleaner of Beijing Environment Sanitation Group

Ren Xiaoyun at work

Ren Xiaoyun, cleaner of Beijing Environment Sanitation Group, said, "I’d start working at five in the afternoon and finish after midnight when I first got this job in 1996. It was the hottest month in Beijing and the working conditions were harsh. Over the years it has changed for the better, but most of my then colleagues have left for other jobs in the city.”

At 28, Ren Xiaoyun joined the Communist Party of China, and now he has just been elected a delegate to the 18th national congress. His success came after multiple election procedures, including the nomination of candidates, qualification checks, public notification of candidates, short listing and final voting. At the 18th national congress, together with some 2,000 delegates, he will vote on behalf of some 82 million party members and the entire Chinese population.

Ren Xiaoyun said,“I’m very proud that there are people like me who have become delegates. I feel as migrant workers we are now more appreciated and accepted by society.”

A new tenure system allows delegates to not only vote and review reports during the leadership election; but also, supervise Party organizations and leading officials outside congress time. The system was first proposed during the 17th national congress to promote intra-party democracy. Now during their 5-year-tenure, they can reflect on issues, and even put forward proposals to dismiss Party officials.

Ren says in his spare time he learns the rights and duties of congress delegates. He said many migrant workers across the country are still struggling to become more integrated, and his new position allows him to voice the concerns and worries of his fellow workers effectively.

Ai Yang, CCTV reporter

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source:

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