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A young, educated and diverse national committee

03-02-2014 15:07 BJT Special Report: 2014 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

The members attending the second session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference are more educated and more diverse than ever before.

Altogether there will be 2,229 members attending the CPPCC session this year, 8 less than the session last year.

Over the past year, five people’s memberships have been revoked for corruption, and three members have died.

Among those to have their membership revoked is Yang Gang, the former deputy director of the Committee for Economic Affairs of the CPPCC National Committee.

The average age of the members is 56 years old.

About 60 percent of them are not members of the Communist Party, belonging either to other political parties or simply not having any party affiliations.

397 members, or about 18 percent of the committee, are women.

256 members are from ethnic minority groups, accounting for about 12 percent of the national committee.

About 95 percent of the members are junior college graduates, or have received higher education. That is 2.5 percent higher than the previous committee.

 


 

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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