CPC achieves self-improvement with Xi's leadership

Updated: 2016-01-10 20:38


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BEIJING - As the Communist Party of China (CPC) makes reforms to revive the country's past glory, it is also making critical steps for the cause by improving its style of work and building its integrity.

In the three years since Xi Jinping became general secretary of the CPC Central Committee in November 2012, the Party has made great efforts to improve itself with practical actions, and significant changes have been made.


On December 28 and 29, the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee held a meeting to discuss the implementation of the "three stricts and three earnests," a political campaign that urges officials to be strict in morals, power and disciplining oneself; and be honest in decisions, business and behavior.

At the meeting, Xi said members of the political bureau should become models for the campaign and over the past three years, those top CPC leaders have taken the lead to implement a series of new policies and regulations for integrity.

Besides the "three stricts and three earnests", the policies and regulations include the Eight-Point Regulations calling for frugality, the "mass line" that opposes formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism and extravagance, among other things.

Over the three years, the Standing Committee of the Political Committee of the CPC Central Committee convened 27 meetings to discuss the building of integrity.

Xi made comments on the work 61 times, taking the lead to carry out the strategy. He made 28 inspection and visited 23 provincial regions and Macao, with no extravagant arrangements.

His style set an example which other senior officials followed. Over the three years, members of the political bureau made 480 inspection tours in the country.

In the meantime, the Party curbed excessive events as much as possible. In 2013, 40 events senior leaders were scheduled to attend were abolished.

Reports on senior officials' work have been reduced in terms of the number and the length. Documents and briefings submitted to central authority by local governments have been simplified too.

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