The 96-year-old Communist Party of China (CPC), the world's largest ruling party with more than 89 million members, is set to hold its 19th national congress on Wednesday.
Following are some key facts about the CPC:
-- The CPC was founded in July 1921. A total of 12 delegates representing about 50 CPC members nationwide secretly convened at the first CPC national congress in late July in Shanghai. July 1 was later designated as anniversary of the founding of the CPC. Read more