New Party rules hailed

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Two sets of rules adopted at a key Party meet­ing — one on the norms of po­lit­i­cal life within the Party and the other on tight­en­ing in­ter­nal su­per­vi­sion — will help tackle press­ing prob­lems in the Party and im­prove Party gov­er­nance, se­nior of­fi­cials said on Fri­day.

A com­mu­nique re­leased af­ter the Sixth Ple­nary Ses­sion of the 18th CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee also called for the 88 mil­lion Party mem­bers to “closely unite around the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee with Com­rade Xi Jin­ping as the core”.

Qi Yu, vice-min­is­ter of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion Depart­ment of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, said the new rule on norms is nec­es­sary since bu­reau­cracy, ex­trav­a­gant life­style and elec­tion bribery are all prob­lems cur­rently faced by the Party.

Qi said a small num­ber of se­nior of­fi­cials have had big po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tions, formed cliques and ma­neu­vered for power and higher po­si­tions, which “has greatly dam­aged the unity and cen­tral­iza­tion of the Party, greatly harmed the po­lit­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment in the Party and tar­nished its im­age”.

He said the new norms are a sys­tem­atic reg­u­la­tion of in­tra-Party po­lit­i­cal life.

Wu Hui, a pro­fes­sor at the Party School of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, said that the norms and the new in­traParty su­per­vi­sion reg­u­la­tion re­flect the Party’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to fight cor­rup­tion.

Wu Yu­liang, deputy sec­re­tary of the Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion, the Party’s top dis­ci­pline watch­dog, dis­missed spec­u­la­tion that the crack­down on cor­rup­tion is se­lec­tive and po­lit­i­cally driven.

“Some peo­ple used to ac­cuse us of not op­pos­ing cor­rup­tion, and now that we have en­hanced the ef­forts in the sec­tor, they are say­ing we’re se­lec­tive. I’m afraid those (crit­ics) may have other pur­poses or mo­tives,” he said at the news con­fer­ence.

“When up­root­ing rot­ten trees, one has to start with the most rot­ten ones. If that is called se­lec­tive, I have to say this is just the way we do our work,” he added.

At the news con­fer­ence, Huang Kun­ming, ex­ec­u­tive deputy head of the Pub­lic­ity Depart­ment of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, also said that iden­ti­fy­ing Pres­i­dent Xi as the core of the Party is a con­sen­sus of the Party and in re­sponse to peo­ple’s call.

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