China leadership transition formally edges forward
BEIJING (AP) - China's leadership transition has formally edged ahead, with the executive body of the Communist Party Congress forwarding a list of names to congress delegates for review.
State media reported that the congress presidium, 41 current and former members of the leadership approved the candidate list for the Central Committee and sent it to the delegates on Saturday.
The delegates will cast votes before the congress closes on Wednesday to choose the Central Committee, a roughly 350-member body.
The Central Committee, in turn, will select the top leadership.