|Top leadership reaffirms tough measures on graft
The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee underlined on Tuesday the need to maintain a high degree of pressure on corruption and urged Party officials to be clean, responsible and loyal to the Party.
The Political Bureau reviewed an accountability regulation of the Party and a report on discipline inspection at a meeting presided over by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
Exercising full and rigorous governance over the Party calls for strict accountability, according to a statement issued after the meeting.
The CPC Central Committee has revised the Party accountability regulation, which was adopted by the committee's Political Bureau in June 2016, in line with a five-year plan (2018-22) for the formulation of intra-Party regulations, the statement said.
The meeting urged Party organizations and leading officials to remain true to the original aspirations and the founding mission of the Party to seek happiness for the people and rejuvenate the Chinese nation and ensure that the policies and decisions of the CPC Central Committee are fully carried out, according to the statement.
The meeting also highlighted the results of discipline inspection in the State-owned enterprises directly under the central government, the statement said, adding that marked progress has been made in Party building at the enterprises as well as in their reform and development.
Three rounds of discipline inspection have been conducted throughout all State-owned enterprises directly under the central government, according to the statement.
Meeting participants said the enterprises have made significant contributions in promoting social and economic development, scientific and technological progress, defense construction as well as improvement of people's livelihood, while warning that prominent problems still remain, according to the statement.
The meeting called on State-owned enterprises directly under the central government to strengthen Party building, press ahead with supply-side structural reforms, implement innovation-driven development strategy and effectively prevent and defuse various risks to strive for high-quality development, the statement said.