BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Cai Dafeng was elected chairman of the Central Committee of the China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD) Wednesday.
The decision was announced in a statement released after the CAPD, one of the eight non-Communist political parties on the Chinese mainland, concluded its 12th national congress.
Cai has served as executive vice-chairman of the CAPD Central Committee before the new appointment.
In an address to the closing session, Cai said that the new leadership continue the CAPD's traditions, improve its political, leadership, and participation abilities.
During the congress, delegates deliberated the CAPD 13th Central Committee's report and approved an amendment to its constitution, according to the statement.
The statement called on all members to secure a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, strive for the great success of socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era, realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation, and see that the people realize their aspirations for a better life.
A new standing committee of 44 members and a new central committee of 199 members were also elected during the congress.
Membership of the CAPD, founded in 1945, mainly consists of intellectuals working in the fields of culture, education, publishing and science.