Meeting of CPC discipline watchdog issues communique
Updated: 2006-01-07 16:44
A communique was issued in Beijing on Saturday following the sixth
plenary session of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for
Discipline Inspection, which was held in Beijing from Jan. 5 to 6.
The meeting, whose participants included 110 members of the commission and
299 non-voting delegates, was intended to summarize the work of the past year
and arrange the anti-corruption and self-construction work of the Party this
year, says the communique.
The communique says the meeting approved a report on anti-corruption work
delivered by Wu Guanzheng, secretary of the CPC Central Commission for
Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a
keynote speech at the meeting, urging all Party officials to study and abide by
the Party constitution to fight and prevent corruption.
The communique says Hu's speech is of great importance and will serve as a
guideline for enhancing Party construction, maintaining Party discipline and
pushing forward the anti-corruption campaign.
All participants of the meeting shared the view that the campaign to improve
the Party's work style, build a clean government and fight corruption has scored
new progress and has witnessed a sound development momentum, thanks to the joint
efforts of all party members and ordinary people.
The communique says that in 2006, the Party will take six concrete measures
to build a mechanism on punishing and preventing corruption, to eliminate the
soil and hotbed for corruption.
First, Party discipline inspection commissions at all levels should enhance
their inspection and supervision on major issues in national development, such
as enhancing the macro-economic regulation, handling problems relating to
agriculture, rural areasand the farmers, improving the capacity of independent
innovations,saving energy and resources, and protecting the environment.
Second, the Party will firmly fight outstanding problems that harm public
interests, including the illegal charge of school fees,the overpricing of
medicines, the delay of salary payment to rural migrant workers, and bribery in
Third, more anti-corruption education work will be carried out among
grassroots officials, while the procedure of selecting officials for promotion
will be more strict.
Fourth, discipline inspection departments at all levels should play a leading
role in studying and implementing the Party constitution,resolutely curb any
practice that goes against the constitution, and properly handle the relations
between punishing and preventing corruption. Violators of Party discipline and
those abusing power for personal gains will receive severe punishment.
Meanwhile, inspection and supervision should be strengthened infields like
finance, engineering projects, land management, mine exploring, and governmental
procurement. Discipline inspection will focus more on cases gravely harming
public interests, especially on cases concerning production safety, food and
medicine safety, environmental protection and social stability. International
anti-corruption cooperation will also be strengthened.
Fifth, administrations at all levels will further reform their working
mechanism in personnel selection, justice, administrative examination and
approval, fiscal management and taxation and otherareas, so as to check
corruption from the roots.
Sixth, the Party will enhance its inspection over financial institutions and
state-owned enterprises, and better supervise over the county-level
The communique says the meeting demands discipline inspection commissions at
all levels fulfill their duty and responsibility endowed by the Party
constitution, and self-consciously receive the supervision by the public.
The meeting called on all party members and the entire Chinese people to make
joint efforts for the establishment of a "harmonious socialist society" and the
full implementation of the "scientific concept of development."
According to the communique, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Zeng
Qinghong, Huang Ju, Li Changchun and Luo Gan, all members of the Standing
Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, also attended