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Hu offers systematic cure to corruption
(China Daily)
Updated: 2005-01-12 07:50

Top leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Hu Jintao called for an urgent end to corruption with the introduction of both a temporary solution and a permanent cure.

Hu, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at the Fifth Plenary Session of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on Monday.

He stressed the importance of fighting corruption to keep the CPC's ruling status and vowed to treat the work as some of the CPC's most important tasks of all time.

The CPC's ruling status and governing capability comes from the people, and the support of the people is the political basis and power source of the Party, said Hu.

He said corruption is the most dangerous factor that could weaken the CPC's ruling basis, lower its leadership capability and shake its ruling status.

While pledging to continue cracking down on corrupt officials, Hu called for a system to regulate the use of power to "gradually remove the soil that generates corruption." The system should punish and prevent corruption through promoting education in strict compliance with regulations and supervision.

The establishment of such a system is a major strategic decision based on historical experience and scientific analysis of the current situation.

"It is also the only way to prevent corruption under a socialist market economy," Hu said.

The leader urged that the anti-corruption work should continue to focus on leading officials who pursued individual, illegal interests by misusing their powers. He vowed to punish any officials involved in corruption cases.

He also called on discipline inspection departments to improve their methods in fighting corruption.

All nine members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee attended the meeting.

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