Documentary Inspires by Detailing Advances in Rule of Law

(Xinhua News Agency, Aug. 21, 2017. Complete text:) Beijing - A political documentary has inspired with details of the advance in the rule of law, while positive energy is gathering among Chinese ahead of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) scheduled for later this year.

The six-episode documentary, "Rule of Law in China," which is being aired by state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), summarizes the progress and achievements in legal reform since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012.

Interspersed with authoritative theories and concrete legal cases, the documentary elaborates on the benefits and justice China’s legal reform has brought to the people.

The documentary comes at a time when the country is comprehensively pushing forward the rule of law, said Zeng Dexiang, a teacher at a Party school in Jiayu County in central China’s Hubei Province.

Zeng said the airing of the documentary will help officials better fulfill their duties in deepening reform, boosting development and maintaining stability with the rule of law.

Five years ago, China’s new leadership pledged to build a modern socialist country and achieve the renewal of the Chinese nation.

Over the ensuing years, the rule of law has been high on the agenda of the leadership. In October 2014, the CPC vowed to accelerate the building of a socialist country based on the rule of law at the Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee.

"To comprehensively advance the rule of law will lay a solid foundation for the country’s lasting stability and peace, and help achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," said President Xi Jinping at the session.

The plenary was the first of its kind to feature the rule of law as a major topic, after which improvements to the legal system went into full ...

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