On April 22, Xinhua News agency reported that most of Guangxi’s delegates have chosen Xi Jinping unanimously as the Party’s 20th National Congress delegate.
According to the Chinese state-owned news outlet, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Representative Conference of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held in Nanning on April 21-22 to elect the region’s delegates for the 20th National Congress.
Guangxi 20 representatives were elected on the morning of April 22. Xi Jinping, 68, won with a unanimous vote. The audience burst into long and warm applause when the result was announced.
Guangxi delegates supposed that the election outcome showed the common will of over 2.5 million party members and more than 150,000 primary-level party organizations in Guangxi.
Xi Jinping is seeking the third-term re-election as the upcoming once-in-five years 20th CPC National Congress is scheduled to be held in the second half of 2022 in Beijing.
Several campaigns targeting corrupt high-ranking officials have been launched before this milestone event in recent years.
According to China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the National Supervisory Commission (NSC) report on April 21, 16 provincial and ministerial high ranking officials were fired in this year’s first quarter alone.
The number of officials investigated this year has increased an 80% as against last year’s same term. In fact, this year’s number has even exceeded the whole of 2021.