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Oct 24, 2022 08:33 PM
CHINA

A Younger Generation Is Now the Majority in Communist Party’s Elite Body

The first plenary meeting of the 20th Central Committee is held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Oct. 23. Photo: Xinhua
The first plenary meeting of the 20th Central Committee is held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Oct. 23. Photo: Xinhua

In a sign of renewal, most of the full members of the Communist Party’s 20th Central Committee are officials born in the 1960s, as opposed to the previous Central Committee dominated by leaders born in the 50s, according to an official membership list released after the weeklong party congress.

It is the first time that politicians born after 1960 have dominated the Central Committee, which sets the course for the country’s development trajectories and is reelected every five years.

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