Observers praise CPC’s resolve to strictly govern Party
Overseas observers have praised the resolve of the Communist Party of China to strictly govern the Party, saying it will enhance the Party’s governance capacity and help it lead China to an all-round moderately prosperous society.
The Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, which was held from Monday to Thursday last week, pushed for the comprehensive and strict governance of the Party.
For Khalid Mahood, president of the Islamabad Council ofWorld Affairs, the CPC’s focus on strict Party governance is “a historic step”, which will not only improve governance efficiency, but also enhance Chinese people’s trust in the Party and will improve the global image of China and the CPC.
“The reforms in the ruling Party will help China foster its comprehensive reform, maintain its economic growth and bring benefits to the world,” Mahood said.
At the meeting, the CPC called on all its members to “closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core”, and resolutely safeguard the authority of the CPC Central Committee and its central, unified leadership.
This announcement will help China to establish a clean and righteous political environment and will unite the Party under one strong leader, Mahood said.
The meeting also approved two documents on the discipline of the Party, including the normsof political lifewithinthe Party under the new situation
The reforms in the ruling Partywill help China foster its comprehensive reform.” president of the Islamabad Council ofWorld Affairs
Khalid Mahood, and a regulation on intra-Party supervision.
Bambang Suryono, editorinof the Inhua Daily in Indonesia, said the documents signify the institutionalization of strict Party governance, which will help curb corruption and disciplinary offense, and ensure the progressiveness and purity of the CPC.
China’s anti-corruption campaign has entered a “deepwater area” and establishing Xi as the core of the CPC Central Committee will help the party continue its drive to fight corruption, the political analyst said.
Gerhard Stahl, a professor at the College of Europe and former secretary-general of the European Union’s European Committee of the Regions, said the CPC is trying to adapt itself to a changing environment in an effort to grow into a modern political party.
Stahl said fighting corruption is the basis for economic development and strict Party governance needs bottom-up supervision, calling on anticorruption officials to be responsible while enhancing intra-Party discipline.