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CPC leadership highlights key role of Party building, inspections

People's Daily Online

(China Daily) 07:43, January 17, 2020

The importance of enhancing Party building and opposing formalism and bureaucracy were highlighted at a key meeting attended by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Thursday.

Xi, who is also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, presided over the meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

The meeting was held to review a report from the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau on its hearing and studying of reports from leading Party members' groups of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.

The meeting also reviewed two reports on the fourth round of disciplinary inspections launched by the 19th CPC Central Committee and the major inspection work in the past year.

During the meeting, the leading Party members' groups of the top legislature, the State Council, the top political advisory body, the top court and the top procuratorate were urged to follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and make effective efforts in all their work.

They were required to keep pace with the CPC Central Committee, focus on the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, fulfill their duties and ensure the implementation of the policies and decisions made by the CPC Central Committee.

They were also required to make Party building their top priority, implement the eight rules on frugality, strengthen thematic education on remaining true to the Party's original aspiration and keep their mission firmly in mind and to continue to oppose formalism and bureaucracy.

The fourth round of disciplinary inspections has achieved major outcomes and played the role of political supervision, according to a statement released after the meeting.

The related departments should rectify the problems found by the inspectors and enhance daily supervision, and this rectification would be an important way of evaluating the officials' work, the statement said.

The central and State institutions should take the lead in enhancing Party building, implement the policies of the CPC Central Committee, continue to resolutely fight corruption and enhance supervision over the exercise of power, it said.

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