Political Report

Hu promises to promote more non-Communists to leading positions

BEIJING -- With the recent promotion of two non-Communists to cabinet ministers, Hu Jintao pledged here Monday that the Communist Party of China (CPC) plans to add more people outside of the Party to leading government positions.

Hu Jintao said in his keynote speech to the 17th CPC National Congress that the Party will "select and recommend a greater number of outstanding non-CPC persons for leading positions."

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