Leadership expected to discuss high-level vacancies
China’s top leadership is expected to discuss how to fill high-level vacancies left as a result of the nation’s anti-graft campaign, according to political scientists and commentators.
They said that apart from discussion of the nation’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20), the vacancies and personnel transfers will most likely be on the agenda at next week’s leadership meeting.
Former high-profile officials or officers have faced or are under corruption charges or disciplinary investigation. Some individuals who used to seek favors and protection from them have also been removed from their positions and charged with corruption.
The high-level vacancies include a deputy secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, who serves as an assistant to the commission chief and the country’s top graft-buster.
The fifth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee will be held from Oct 26 to 29 in Beijing.