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Commentary: Strict party governance to foster reform, help maintain growth

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 17:27, October 24, 2016

BEIJING, Oct. 24 -- Strict governance of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which will strengthen the ruling party's ability in State governance, will help China foster its comprehensive reform, maintain its economic growth and bring benefits to the world.

The 18th CPC Central Committee started its sixth plenary session Monday to discuss major issues regarding strict party governance and documents on intra-party supervision and political life within the party.

The theme of this year's session, together with comprehensive deepening of reform, comprehensive governance of the nation according to law and comprehensive construction of a moderately prosperous society that the previous three annual CPC meetings focused on, has formed the Central Authorities' Four Comprehensives strategy and opened a new era of governing the country.

For starters, strictly governing the party and severely punishing corrupt officials will offer an important guarantee for the CPC to govern the country.

Party ability, which is key to the political landscape of a country under the leadership of the party, can influence, to a great extent, the process of modernizing State governance in the country.

To govern the most populous country and the second largest economy in the world, the key to success therein lies in the ability of the party.

When the CPC is steering the colossal ship of "China", enhancement of the party ability needs to be in keeping with strengthening of the ability of State governance.

Within this context, strict party governance will enhance the CPC's ability of State governance, which will help create a healthy environment conducive to China's economic development.

The anti-corruption campaign will help urge CPC officials to focus more on improving the people's well-being and the ecological environment and develop governance ideas according to economic rules, besides preventing them from pursuing unlawful selfish interests.

Therefore, the Chinese economy, a major contributor to global economic growth, can obtain vigor from sound governance and maintain stable growth, getting the sluggish global economy back on the right track.

Moreover, strict party governance can help create a transparent and fair environment for foreign investment and build a favorable international image for China, which is playing an increasingly important role in world and regional affairs.

In conclusion, the CPC's resolve to strictly govern the party not only concerns the fate of the 95-year-old party, but is also related to development of the nation and even the rest of the world.

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