The Cultivation and Selection of Ethnic Minority Cadres

Chinese government attaches great importance to the cultivation of ethnic minority cadres. The number of ethnic minority cadres has greatly increased and many of them have been selected to hold a leading position in governments of county level or above. At present, the chairpersons of 5 autonomous regions, as well as the heads of 30 autonomous prefectures and 119 autonomous counties or banners in China, are all from ethnic groups.

People from all ethnic groups participate in the management of state's political and social affairs on a comprehensive basis and all 56 nationalities in China have their own deputies or commissioners to sit in the people¡¯s congress and people¡¯s political consultative conference of various levels, accounting for more than 10 percent of the total.