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Building strong governance

(China Daily) Updated: 2015-03-04 08:32

Building strong governance

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An shows the book "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb 2, 2015. Hundreds of Cambodian students, academics and senior officials on Monday attended the launching ceremony of the book written by Chinese President Xi Jinping on governance. [Photo/Xinhua]

A recent survey conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics in 21 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities indicates that 87.3 percent of those polled believe China's current malfeasance and corruption situation has improved and 77.1 percent approve of the crackdown on corruption by officials, says a People's Daily article.

"To forge iron, one must make himself tough," Party leader Xi Jinping said during his first news conference after being elected head of the Party in late 2012. "Our responsibility is to stick to strict governance of the Party."

In a move to run the Party in a stricter manner, the new leadership introduced eight measures to correct malpractices and the bad working styles of Party and government officials less than a month after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Over the past two years, an ever-intensifying anti-corruption campaign has been launched against both high-ranking "tigers" and low-ranking "flies". A series of measures has also been taken to improve the Party's governance system.

The Party and the people have built a "community of common destiny". Based on the perception that "corruption will inevitably lead to the demise of the Party and the nation if it becomes worse", the Chinese leadership, led by Xi, is determined to root out malpractices and corruption among Party and government officials in a bid to boost the Party's governing capability.

Comprehensive measures to promote strict governance of the Party are aimed at maintaining the flesh-and-blood bond between the Party and the people, preserving the Party's progressiveness and purity, strengthening its capabilities for self-improvement and self-innovation, and ensuring its consistent provision of strong leadership for the country.

History proves that the Chinese nation must have strong leadership, which is now irreplaceably provided by the ruling Party, if it wants prosperity.

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