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Corruption fight needs public support: CCDI

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-01-14 20:38

BEIJING - China's top anti-graft authority has called for more public participation in the fight against corruption but said it will not tolerate anything that disrupts social order.

Stopping the spread of corruption is the top task at the moment, according to the communique issued after the fifth plenary session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which convened from Monday to Wednesday.

The session reviewed the anti-corruption work in 2014 and said that the achievements were made with the Party's firm leadership, joint efforts by all Party organizations and members, the public's support and the hard work of discipline inspectors.

The communique said the campaign required political composure, restraint and patience, but stressed that it was not just a "whirlwind campaign" and efforts should not spur "mass movements" that disturb social order.

"The anti-corruption campaign should continue forward steadily, step by step," the document said.

Combatting corruption needs public support and participation and more "positive energy" from the public and media would be of great benefit.

Acts of defiance toward countercorruption measures and actions that spark intense public criticism will be "cleaned up", according to the document.

The document also urged CPC committees at all levels to take on more responsibility.

"As long as members of the Party work together, we will certainly come through this grave and complicated situation."

Greater efforts to enforce discipline, build confidence and enrich judgement are needed.

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a key speech during the three-day session on the countercorruption drive. Other senior Chinese leaders were also present.

The session, attended by 125 CCDI members, reviewed and passed a report presented by Wang Qishan, the CCDI chief.

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