CPC to hold key plenum in October, focus on Party management

Source: XinhuaEditor: Ouyang
2016-07-27 08:51

BEIJING, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The sixth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has been scheduled for October, the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee announced after a meeting on Tuesday.

The plenum in Beijing will include the delivery of a work report to the CPC Central Committee by the Political Bureau, review of key issues concerning the comprehensive and strict management of the Party, writing the norms of intra-Party political life under the new situation; and a revision to an intra-Party supervision regulation, according to a statement released after Tuesday's meeting.

The meeting was presided over by President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.

Attendees agreed that self-management and strict governance "must all begin from the intra-Party political life."

A serious and meticulous approach to political life has been a fine tradition and political advantage of the CPC, the statement said.

Over the years, the CPC has formulated basic norms of intra-Party political life, featuring principles such as "seeking truth from facts," linking theory with realities, maintaining close links to the masses, among others.

Although the political life in the Party has been good in general terms, there has also been outstanding problems, hence there is the need for writing a set of norms for political life in the Party under the new circumstances, the statement said.

When improving and regulating intra-Party political life under the new circumstances, the statement said, attention will be focused on government agencies and officials at all levels, particularly senior officials including members of the CPC Central Committee, Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

Senior officials, particularly members of the central leadership, must lead by example, follow the Party Constitution and rules, conform to the Party's political norms and disciplines, always remember the Party's mission and set a good example for Party members.

"Intra-Party supervision is the basic and primary form of supervision, and only by pushing forward other forms of supervision alongside intra-Party supervision can we guarantee the comprehensive and strict management of the Party," the statement said.

According to the statement, the current intra-Party supervision regulation, promulgated in 2003, has supported the management of the Party, by safeguarding Party unity and ensuring that the Party exists for the public and governs for the people.

However, it noted that the regulation has become "incompatible with new practices and demands," adding that the experience gained in recent years laid the starting blocks for its revision.

"Now is the time to revise the regulation, and we should grasp this opportunity," it said.

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