CPC on Road Toward Clean and Advanced Party

(Xinhua News Agency, Jan. 18, 2016. Complete text:) Beijing - To build a clean and advanced Party, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has vowed unremitting efforts to push forward its goal of comprehensively and strictly governing the Party.

The CPC is consistently on a path toward comprehensively and strictly governing itself, said Xi Jinping, Chinese president and general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, during a key meeting of the country's top anti-graft watchdog on Jan. 12.

The task of comprehensively and strictly governing the Party has been incorporated into the "Four Comprehensives" - the strategic objectives outlined in the blueprint for China's future, since the country's new leadership took office in late 2012.

At the start of the three-day sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), Xi further expounded on "comprehensively and strictly governing the Party."

"To accomplish the task, comprehensive governing lays the foundation and strict governing is the key, with strengthening the Party's leadership at the core," said Xi.

"Comprehensively governing the Party" requires better management of the 87 million CPC members as well as the 4.3 million Party organizations, which cover all sectors involved in Party building. Special attention must be paid to the "critical minority" - the leading Party cadres.

In October 2015, the CPC set higher standards of morals for its members in a new set of clean governance rules mainly stipulating moral ethics, which, for the first time, expands its coverage from leading officials to all CPC members.

Meanwhile, the principle of strict governing has been upheld in a concrete manner. A new disciplinary regulation that took effect this year was also unveiled last October.

The rules on disciplinary penalties uphold the principle that Party discipline is harsher than the law and discipline should be put before law among ...

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