Anti-corruption drive an arduous task
Updated: 2006-01-07 06:56
The fight against corruption is a long-term, complicated and arduous task,
and the Communist Party of China (CPC) must push ahead with its anti-graft drive
unswervingly, Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said in
Beijing on Friday.
He made the remark during the sixth plenary session of the CPC's Central
Commission for Discipline Inspection.
Hu, also president and chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, said
one of the priorities of the anti-corruption drive is to solve problems that
have seriously harmed the interests of the public.
Severe punishments should be meted out for those who have violated Party
rules in such ways as abuse of power, embezzlement of public funds, giving and
receiving bribes, and dereliction of duty, Hu said.
Bribes involved in commercial transactions should be especially targeted to
ensure that all such activities are fair and decent, he added.
To achieve that goal, Hu said, an educational campaign should be conducted
among Party members so that they, and especially those in leading positions, can
administer a clean government.
The system of supervision and prevention should be improved to eliminate any
hint of corruption, he said.
(China Daily 01/07/2006 page1)