China will organize thousands of cadres annually to receive education and training in the following years, in a move to cultivate more competent and professional officials, according to a detailed plan unveiled by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
The education and training plan for officials nationwide from 2018 and 2022, reviewed by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee at a meeting in September but only recently made public, sets to strengthen the ideals and convictions of the cadres, update their knowledge and skills and deepen the official training system so that they can better play their roles in advancing socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Training sessions will target Party and government chiefs from the ministerial and provincial-level to primary levels and rank and file civil servants, executives of state-owned enterprises and young officials, according to the plan.
The plan also touches on the training of professional and technical personnel -- the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security is delegated to train one million such professional talents annually while the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee is in charge of the training of high-level experts.
Training opportunities will also be provided to some entrepreneurs of private enterprises, said the plan.
Participants in the training sessions will study Party theories, rules and regulations and knowledge on various aspects including those related to the internet, big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI).
They will also be trained to better implement key Party and state policies, such as poverty alleviation, rigorous governance over the Party, supply-side structural reform and the Belt and Road Initiative.