CPC key session to further political restructuring

Updated: 2013-11-04 19:25


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Political system reform

Over the past year since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, which was held last November, the CPC new leadership rolled out a series of measures to usher in a new round of political reform, including the CPC leadership's "eight-point" rules issued for bureaucratic reform late last year. The order issued in June is to eliminate the four "evil winds," (formalism, bureaucracy, hedonism and extravagance) transformation of government functions, and efforts to improve democracy and the legal system.

"These fall into the category of political system reform. Developments and achievements so far are impressive," said Xu Yaotong, a professor of political science with the Chinese Academy of Governance. "The CPC leadership has sent out a clear signal on the faith, determination and courage which are needed in the political reform."

Political analysts expect the central leadership will make important arrangements on political system reform, in such aspects as power constraint and supervision, democracy and the rule of law, streamlining administration and delegating powers to lower levels, cadre promotions and appointments, and broadening channels for people to express their interests.

Analysts also expect that Party building and reform will be the top priority of future political system reform and development of intra-Party democracy will spur progress of people's democracy.

Yan believed that the session is likely to take new measures in Party building and reform.

Meanwhile, Yan also maintained China's political system reform would continue striking a tone of "pushing forward actively and steadily," so as to reduce cost and risks as much as possible. The ruling party is expected to avoid any possible losses and destruction caused by instability.

China is open to make use of the fruits of Western political civilizations, but it will not simply copy a political system established in Western countries, the analysts said.