Groups help point the way to change, reform
chief of China’s top disciplinary watchdog, heads a central inspection leading group. China’s ideological chief, Liu Yunshan, heads a central publicity leading group.
Wu Hui, a professor at the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC, said departments and local governments are not strong enough to push forward the reform proposals — the country’s boldest in more than three decades.
Some departments and local governments — the usual leading forces of reform — tend to maximize their own interests in the name of reform, he said.
The group for that sector would help to break the shackles of vested interests, said Wu, adding that the establishment of different groups usually occurred gradually according to the reform’s progress.
Mao Shoulong, a professor of public governance at Renmin University of China, said these groups have gone beyond issues of reform to cover more areas. With such expansion, the establishment and operation of the groups should be further regulated in the long run, including their initiation, functions and staff positions, Mao said.