Sheng Keqin, vice director of the Organization Department of Jiangsu Provincial Committee of CPC.
Si Jinquan, Spokesperson of Publicity Department Of Jiangsu Provincial Party Committees
Local committees of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee as well as local governments in 12 provincially administered cities in Jiangsu except Nanjing have reshuffled, said a news conference held by the information office of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China on July 30.
By June 30, NPC, CPPCC local committees and governments in 104 counties, county-level cities and urban districts, as well as NPC local committees and governments in 955 townships and towns across the province had elected new leading officials, said Sheng Keqin, vice director of the Organization Department of Jiangsu Provincial Committee of CPC.
Sheng said this year the moral traits of the officials are paid more attention in the selection process. Those who are considered more virtuous have be prioritized in the appointment and promotion of leaders.
The reporter learned that eight department-level and 17 section-level officials had been “dismissed” in the reshuffle after they were considered morally unqualified.
And the newly appointed or promoted officials are getting younger. City-level government officials age 48.2 on average, about 2.9 years younger than the previous governments, and officials in county-level governments age only 43.7 on average.
Moreover, more officials are selected from grass-root level organs this year. Those who have three or more years of grass-root work experiences account for 57.8 percent and 53.5 percent of all officials in the new city-level and county-level governments respectively.
The new city-level governments and Party committees show the following features:
The officials age 48.2 on average, 2.9 years younger than the last city-level governments.
The number of officials who have grass-root work experiences reaches 61, an increase of 13 points over the last governments. The number of officials who have postgraduate educational background reaches 53, an increase of 15.2 points over the last city-level governments, and 12 newly appointed city mayors all received postgraduate education; the number of female officials reaches 16, an increase of 14.3 points over the last governments.
Percentages of votes obtained for all posts of the CPC and NPC local committees as well as governments, local government posts and city mayors reach 97.2 percent, 96.5 percent and 98.8 percent respectively, increasing by 2.9, 3.8 and 0.9 percentage points respectively.
The new county-level governments and Party committees show the following features:
The officials are getting younger as they age 43.7 on average.
They are better educated. About 97.6 percent, or 732, of all officials have received higher education.
The number of female officials is larger. A total of 130 female officials are elected in the new governments of 104 counties, county-level cities and urban districts, and among them 17 are chiefs of related governments or Party committees.
Meanwhile, the number of officials from grass-root level organs is increasing. All the government chiefs of counties, county-level cities and urban districts elected all have grass-root work experiences.