President Xi Jinping called on Friday for better supervision of reform efforts. Xi made the remarks at the 26th meeting of the Leading Group for Overall Reform, which he heads.
The meeting was also attended by deputy heads of the group Li Keqiang, Liu Yunshan and Zhang Gaoli. Other members of the group and officials from related central departments also attended the meeting.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, presided over the meeting. He said the supervision is aimed at ensuring that reform will not deviate from the direction that the CPC Central Committee has decided on and reform efforts will not fail.
Attendees of the meeting approved a plan for the pilot reform of poverty alleviation in less developed areas by exploring hydroelectric and mineral resources, a guideline for strengthening development of industry associations in cultural sectors, and a pilot reform plan for a system of leniency for suspects who plead guilty.
A guideline for creating a disciplinary system for judges and procurators, a pilot reform guideline for monitoring and law enforcement administrative systems for environmental protection at the sub-provincial level, and a report on supervision of reform efforts in all departments were also approved at the meeting.