Stricter Party gov­er­nance ex­pected to raise global con­fi­dence in China

Mea­sures adopted at the sixth ple­nary ses­sion will give the CPC fresh im­pe­tus, ex­perts say


Com­pre­hen­sive, strict gov­er­nance of the Com­mu­nist Party of China is ex­pected to in­ject fresh im­pe­tus into the 95-year-old Party and en­sure faster eco­nomic growth that will con­trib­ute more to the global econ­omy.

With strength­ened dis­ci­pline and rules for in­tra-Party su­per­vi­sion as its fo­cus, the Sixth Ple­nary Ses­sion of the 18th CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, held from Mon­day to Thurs­day, has at­tracted at­ten­tion around the world.

The de­ter­mi­na­tion in­di­cated by the Party’s lat­est move to im­prove its health and lead­er­ship in State gov­er­nance has been hailed by ex­perts from a num­ber of coun­tries.

Dmitry Novikov, vice-chair­man of the Cen­tral Com­mit­tee of the Com­mu­nist Party of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion, praised China’s anti-cor­rup­tion ef­forts.

The moves are ex­pected to help China re­main on the path it has cho­sen to suc­ceed, and has led to new achieve­ments in its drive to de­velop so­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics, said Novikov, who is also a mem­ber of the Rus­sian State Duma, the lower house of par­lia­ment.

AhmedWali, a for­mer Egyp­tian for­eign min­is­ter as­sis­tant and an eco­nom­ics ex­pert, said the CPC’s bid to strengthen Party gov­er­nance will push for­ward China’s anti-cor­rup­tion drive and cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment con­ducive to the coun­try’s de­vel­op­ment.

“China’s Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive­has­brought­newde­vel­op­men­tal op­por­tu­ni­ties for coun­tries along the route, in­clud­ing Egypt. We hope the Com­mu­nist Party ofChina will con­tinue its anti-cor­rup­tion work, en­sure the con­tin­ued rapid de­vel­op­ment of the Chi­ne­seecon­o­myand­pro­pel global eco­nomic growth,” he said.

The CPC’s in­tra-Party democ­racy and abil­ity to ad­vance with time have long helped make it a suc­cess and a main­stay in China, ral­ly­ing

di­rec­tor of the China Stud­ies Cen­ter at the Na­tional Univer­sity of Laos

wide­spread sup­port from the Chi­nese peo­ple, Wali said.

Li Zhuo­hui, a po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst from In­done­sia, noted the link be­tween theCPC’s self-im­prove­ment and China’s eco­nomic achieve­ments un­der its lead­er­ship and said the rul­ing party has a long tra­di­tion of main­tain­ing strict Party gov­er­nance. He added that a rul­ing party has to ad­vance with time, as all po­lit­i­cal par­ties face new chal­lenges in course of de­vel­op­ment.

Zheng Yong­nian, di­rec­tor of the East Asian In­sti­tute at the Na­tional Univer­sity of Sin­ga­pore, said the con­fer­ence en­abled theCPCto raise rule of law in Party gov­er­nance to new heights.

He said he be­lieves strict, com­pre­hen­sive Party gov­er­nance is the CPC’s pri­or­ity in build­ing a mod­er­ately the pros­per­ous re­spects.

Phosy Chanhming, di­rec­tor of the China Stud­ies Cen­ter at the Na­tional Univer­sity of Laos, hailed theCPC’s ef­forts to im­pose tougher self-dis­ci­pline. “Strict su­per­vi­sion is im­por­tant for keep­ing a party and its mem­bers clean and trusted by the pub­lic,” Phosy said.

Pro­fes­sorMachari­aMunene, a diplo­macy scholar in­Nairobi, so­ci­ety in all Kenya, said the CPC has scored a unique achieve­ment in grow­ing from fewer than 100 mem­bers to more than 88 mil­lion.

As a re­sult of its strict gov­er­nance, theCPChas­man­aged to main­tain pos­i­tive and rapid de­vel­op­ment since its birth, he said, not­ing that fresh dis­ci­pline and rules adopted in light of the new sit­u­a­tion will make the Party stronger.

The CPC’s ef­forts to com­bat cor­rup­tion and up­hold Party val­ues are key to win­ning the hearts and minds of the Chi­nese peo­ple, he said.


Xi Jin­ping, CPC gen­eral sec­re­tary, and other mem­bers of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Po­lit­i­cal Bu­reau of the 18th Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mit­tee meet the press on Nov 15, 2012. The new lead­er­ship promised to take de­ci­sive steps to end cor­rup­tion, im­prove liv­ing stan­dards, forge closer links with the peo­ple and con­tinue with re­forms.


The Sixth Ple­nary Ses­sion of the 18th CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee was held from Mon­day to Thurs­day in Bei­jing. Phosy Chanhming,

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