>CPC membership exceeds 95 million
The Communist Party of China (CPC) has 95.148 million members as of June 5, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee announced on Wednesday. Membership was 3.5% up from the figure reported at the end of 2019, and approximately 20 times more than the figure in 1949 when the People's Republic of China (PRC) was founded, the department said in a report ahead of the CPC's centenary on July 1.
In 1921 when it was founded, the CPC had more than 50 members.
About 2.31 million people joined the CPC in the first half of this year, the statement added.
"The continuous increase of members has shown the strong vitality of the Party and the prosperity of the Party's cause," the statement said.
The number of primary-level Party organizations has increased from 195,000 when the PRC was founded to 4.864 million, an increase of about 24 times, according to the statement.
>China to steadily improve social security benefits
China will steadily improve its social security benefits during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), a plan released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security announced Wednesday. By 2025, the country's basic old-age insurance coverage will reach 95%, the plan said.
In the five years, China plans to establish a basic pension scheme for enterprise employees under unified national management and boost the supplementary pension fund to over 4 trillion yuan.
Efforts would gradually raise the retirement age and increase unemployment insurance and work-related injury insurance coverage to 230 million and 280 million, respectively, it said.
From 2021 to 2025, China aims to create more than 50 million new urban jobs, keep its surveyed urban unemployment rate within 5.5%, and subsidize professional training programs with 75 million attendances.
The country will also move faster to train technicians and skilled workers, improve the income distribution system, create harmonious and stable labor relations, and enhance public service regarding human resources and social security, said the document.
>Book on CPC history to be published in English
A book on the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will soon be published in English by the Central Compilation and Translation Press.
The content of the book is consistent with the Chinese version, which succinctly describes the extraordinary achievements and experiences of the CPC over the past century as it led the Chinese people and steered China toward national rejuvenation.
The book contains abundant facts, theories and the latest research on the Party's history. The book aims to provide foreign readers with an authoritative reading resource to understand the history of the CPC spanning 100 years.
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