the Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee/ the Sixth Plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee
comprehensive and strict governance of the Party
closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi as the core
intra-Party political life
central, unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee
buying and selling of official posts
build a system that ensures officials dare not, can not and will not be corrupt
resist corruption and withstand risks
take the lead in all respects, and set the bar high, so that Party members and the public follow suit
The CPC needs to be empowered to purify, perfect, reform and upgrade itself.
The core leadership is of vital importance to a country and a political party. / A leading core is vital to a country and a political party. / For a country and for a party, a leading core is vitally important.
Since the 18th CPC National Congress, Xi, as the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, has led the Party, the military and the people in breaking new grounds and making great achievements in the great cause of building socialism with Chinese characteristics and the Party.
In the new great practices, General Secretary Xi Jinping has already become the core of the CPC Central Committee and the entire Party.
That “the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core” was formally put forward at the meeting reflects the common will of the entire Party, the military and people of all ethnic groups in China.
The CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi as the core is where the fundamental interests of the Party and state lie and a fundamental guarantee for the adherence to and strengthening of the CPC leadership. It is also an urgent demand for the adherence to and the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics. It will help ensure the authority of the CPC Central Committee, the Party’s unity and unified leadership, and long-lasting stability and prosperity of the Party and state.
No prohibited zone or exception will be allowed in intra-Party supervision.
The mission of intra-Party supervision is to ensure the Party Constitution, its regulations and code of conduct are enforced effectively; to maintain Party unity and solidarity; and, primarily, to resolve Party leadership enervation and slackness in Party building and governance as well as discipline slackening.
Supervision will ensure Party organizations perform their due duties, that all members play vanguard and exemplary roles and leading officials are loyal, clean and accountable.
Intra-Party supervision should focus on Party members’ observance of the Party Constitution and rules as well as the country’s Constitution and laws, adherence to the centralized and unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee, official’s integrity and self-discipline, and impartial exercise of official power.
The main targets of supervision are the CPC’s top organs and officials, particularly senior officials.
The CPC Central Committee, Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee should lead intra-Party supervision.
Leading bodies or officials are prohibited from condoning, abetting, implying or forcing lies from their subordinates under any pretext.
Flattery should be weeded out of the CPC.
Publicity regarding leaders should be based purely on facts and boasting should be banned.
No Party organization or individual should suppress or undermine intra-Party democracy.
Requesting an official post, honor or special treatment is not allowed under any circumstances, and bargaining with Party organizations or disobeying decisions made by Party organizations is forbidden.
No one should be allowed to consider Party officials as their private property. There should be no “personal favors” within the Party.
Relationships among Party members should be honest. Party officials should not act arrogantly before Party members, and Party members should not flatter officials.
Party members have the right to, responsibly, expose or report any Party organizations or members breaking the laws or flouting the Party’s disciplines.
Leading officials involved in issues reported should not participate in, intervene or meddle with investigations.
Leading officials are banned from using their positions to seek benefits for friends and family. Family members and friends of leading officials will be banned from interfering in the work of leading officials, including personnel arrangements.
The Party will stick to the policy of no restricted zones, full coverage and zero tolerance in its fight against corruption. There will no longer be any place for corrupt officials to hide in the CPC.
The 19th CPC National Congress will be held in Beijing in the second half of 2017.
The entire Party shall comprehensively implement the spirit of the 18th CPC National Congress, as well as the third, fourth, fifth and sixth plenary sessions of the 18th CPC Central Committee.
In the lead-up to the 19th CPC National Congress, the Party shall rally and lead people of all ethnicities to forge ahead with firm confidence; perform various jobs of the Party and the state, particularly preparatory work for thought, theories and organization, economic and social development, as well as ideological work; and safeguard social harmony and stability.
Together we must build a clean and righteous political environment, and ensure that the Party unites and leads the people to continuously open up new prospects for socialism with Chinese characteristics.