China / Politics

Xi stresses vitality-order balance in rule of law

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-01-08 18:50

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping has called for a greater role of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in guiding the country's political and legal affairs, urging a balance between "vitality and order".

Xi made the comments during a central political and legal work meeting held from Tuesday to Wednesday.

"The Party should lead legislation, ensure law enforcement and set an example in abiding the law," Xi said, adding that political and legal work should be conducted with an aim to safeguard Party policies and the authority of the law.

According to Xi, ensuring social stability is the basic task of the country's political and legal work, and promoting social justice and equality its core value.

"People's demands of lawful interests must be properly handled; policies having a crucial impact on protecting people's benefits must be improved; The position of the law in solving conflicts should be strengthened," said Xi.

The president stressed that the relations between stability and people's interests as well as that between vitality and order must be well managed.

Xi ordered officials in the political and legal system to "carry the sword of justice and scale of equality" and take pragmatic actions to safeguard social justice and equality while solving prominent issues that harm people's interests.

Xi insisted that power abuse, wrongful judgments, emergencies not answered by the police and when ordinary people cannot afford to go to court should not be allowed to happen.

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