BEIJING — Members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee reiterated the authority and unified, centralized leadership of the CPC Central Committee.
The Standing Committee heard reports on Jan 15 from leading Party members’ groups of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) as well as a report from the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting and delivered a speech.
For the whole Party, it should be “a primary political principle and essential political rule” to safeguard the authority of CPC Central Committee and its unified and centralized leadership, said a statement issued after the meeting.
The committee urged all Party members to strengthen their consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core and keep in alignment.
“The committee has heard reports from these organs for three years, which is a necessary and significant mechanism and should be carried on,” the statement said.
Acknowledging the performance of and progress made by leading Party members’ groups of the Standing Committee of the NPC, the State Council, the National Committee of the CPPCC, the SPC and SPP, the committee urged them to keep in line with the CPC Central Committee with Xi at the core.
They should maintain a “correct political stance, direction, principle and path” and ensure smooth and effective implementation of policies,” the statement said.
They are encouraged to steadily push forward their work, carefully investigate and improve efficiency and accuracy when making decisions and carrying them out.
They are urged to set an example to follow Party regulations against undesirable work styles, tighten up political disciplines and improve internal management.
The statement also noted that, during the past year, the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee has implemented policy decisions made by the CPC Central Committee, promoted full and strict governance over the Party, guided mass organizations over their work, improved Party regulations, and helped organize many important meetings.
The Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee should improve the consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in terms of the big picture, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment, said the statement.
It should also work under the guidance of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and its standing committee.
The Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee should also safeguard Xi’s position as the core of the CPC Central Committee and the whole Party, and focus on the study, promotion and implementation of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress.