Social stability remains ‘key task’
Guo Shengkun, the new head of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee under the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said on Oct 31 that the committee must fulfill its duties to maintain social stability and make the public feel more secure. Guo, 63, made the remark during a meeting of the committee. It was his first public appearance as the committee’s Party secretary. His new appointment was a part of reshuffling among Party officials after the 19th CPC National Congress. Guo added that achieving the great goal of socialism with Chinese characteristics requires a safe and stable social environment and a fair legal environment.