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Improved standards for Communist Party of China officials, says Xi

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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BEIJING, China — China, which has emerged as a world economic power, is also paying attention to the professional and personal lives of its citizens.

President Xi Jinping, while addressing the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the Great Hall of the People Wednesday, said: “We have committed to examining ourselves in the mirror, tidying our attire, taking a bath, and treating our ailments.”

Xi said the CPC has launched activities to see members command and act on the party's mass line, and initiated a campaign for the observance of the 'Three Stricts and the Three Earnests'.

The “three stricts and three earnests” is an educational campaign for Chinese officials which refers to strict morals, power and discipline, and earnest decisions, business and behaviour.

“We have regularised and institutionalised the requirement for all party members to have a solid understanding of the party's constitution, party regulations and related major policy addresses to meet party standards.

“As a result, the ideals and convictions of all party members have been strengthened and their sense of party consciousness deepened. We have adopted standards fitting for a new era to assess the calibre of officials, and achieved notable improvement in the way officials are selected and appointed,” said Xi.

— Pete Sankey

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