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Governance of CPC fuels pursuit of the Chinese Dream

By Xinhua (China Daily) Updated: 2016-11-10 08:27

The Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, which was held last month, highlighted the Party's determination to carry out comprehensive and strict intra-Party governance.

Scholars at home and abroad have said that the all-round governance of the CPC is expected to inject fresh impetus into the country's efforts to pursue the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, stressed at the meeting the need to regulate intra-Party political life and increase supervision, calling the move "an important approach to promote comprehensive and strict Party governance."

The CPC published updated norms on Party political life on Nov 2, which were introduced to promote strict governance of the Party.

Some foreign observers and scholars have said that at a critical time in China's development, the CPC's call for strict governance within the Party indicates the farsighted strategic vision and wise governance of Chinese leaders.

The new plan has been described not only as an important innovative step by the CPC itself, but also an example of management and governance for other political parties around the world to follow.

Gu Xuewu, director of the Center for Global studies at Bonn University, said that "by holding the plenum, the CPC led by Xi is showing Chinese and the world a ruling Party devoted to self-renewal, self-growth and self-improvement".

Gu said the new guidelines on intra-Party life were mainly designed to prevent Party members from becoming corrupt, especially those holding high-ranking positions.

"Insisting on the purity of the Party has become a key factor in defining the path for China in the context of the global economic crisis," said Xulio Rios, director of Spain's Observatory of Chinese Politics in Madrid.

"New rules and procedures should be consolidated to raise the moral standard of the CPC and its members and ensure public recognition of their ability to realize the 'two centenary goals' of building an all-round moderately prosperous society and becoming a modern socialist country."

Some foreign observers have said that strengthening intra-Party governance and furthering the anti-corruption campaign gives other political parties around the world an ideal example of "Chinese wisdom".

"China's anti-corruption drive looks set to yield promising results for the world's second-largest economy," said Munshi Faiz Ahmad, chairman of the Bangladesh Institute of International Studies.


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