Chinese Central Advisory Commission

PEKING - The Chinese Communist Party will abolish a powerful commission made up of old-guard Marxists at its congress, an official spokesman said yesterday, AFP reports.

The Central Advisory Commission, headed by Chen Yun, the strongest opponent of the pace and scope of Mr Deng's market- oriented reforms, would be abolished, the congress spokesman, Liu Zhongde, said, adding that a new commission would not be elected at the congress, as would normally be the case. Mr Deng has been trying to disband the commission since he retired from his last official post in March 1990, but has met resistance from the old guard.