Rules, norms of con­duct of­fer dou­ble se­cu­rity

China Daily (USA) - - FRONT PAGE -

The two sets of dis­ci­plinary rules and norms of con­duct that the Sixth Ple­nary Ses­sion of the 18th Cen­tral Com­mit­tee of the Com­mu­nist Party of China in­tro­duced on Thurs­day for all Party mem­bers em­body what top leader Xi Jin­ping and his fel­low lead­ers have been do­ing to build a clean Party and gov­ern­ment.

The rules and norms rep­re­sent the lead­er­ship’s con­vic­tion that the Party must strictly gov­ern it­self, be­cause as the rul­ing party, it has the re­spon­si­bil­ity to lead more than 1.3 bil­lion peo­ple to achieve the Chi­nese dream.

The two sets of rules and norms are part of the Party lead­er­ship’s strate­gic de­sign for the na­tion’s longterm gov­er­nance. They in­herit the lessons learned dur­ing the Party’s 95-year his­tory and in­clude in­no­va­tions made by the cur­rent lead­er­ship.

While the innovative mea­sures have fo­cused on se­nior of­fi­cials as the ma­jor su­per­vi­sion tar­get, the new rules and norms will act as a sys­tem of dou­ble se­cu­rity and fa­cil­i­tate in­sti­tu­tion-build­ing for a cleaner Party.

The Party has a his­tory of reg­u­lat­ing its mem­bers’ po­lit­i­cal life and strength­en­ing in­tra-Party su­per­vi­sion. The new rules and norms, how­ever, di­rectly tar­get the crit­i­cal is­sues that act as a brake on ef­forts to re­al­ize the lead­er­ship’s big pic­ture for a cleaner and more dis­ci­plined Party.

The sixth ple­nary ses­sion of­fi­cially con­ferred on Xi Jin­ping the high­est honor of be­ing the Party’s “core” leader. As the Party’s top leader, Xi has led the na­tion to break new ground in re­form and de­vel­op­ment, do­mes­tic af­fairs and de­fense and for­eign poli­cies.

Be­stow­ing on him this honor is sig­nif­i­cant, since it af­firms the au­thor­ity of the cen­tral lead­er­ship and strength­ens the in­ter­nal sol­i­dar­ity of the Party.

The strict ad­her­ence by Party mem­bers to the rules and norms will de­velop a clean po­lit­i­cal ecol­ogy and en­sure the con­tin­ued im­prove­ment of gov­er­nance. By im­ple­ment­ing the pol­icy de­ci­sions of the lead­er­ship, the Party will se­cure the long-term pros­per­ity of the na­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.