Chairperson Jiang Jianguo, vice minister of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee:
Ladies, gentlemen and friends from the media, good afternoon! Welcome to the press conference held by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee on the sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee. The sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee was held in Beijing from Oct. 24 to 27. The meeting approved two documents on the discipline of the Party. General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping delivered two important speeches. The communique released yesterday concentrated on the important achievements of this plenary session. Since the 18th CPC National Congress, our Party has successively held the third, fourth and fifth plenary sessions of the 18th CPC Central Committee, and made plans for comprehensively deepening reform, comprehensively implementing the rule of law and comprehensively building a moderately prosperous society. The plenary session of this time had a special study of comprehensive and strict governance of the Party. This is a strategic decision with an overall design made by the CPC Central Committee with a view to the strategic layout of the "Four Comprehensives." This is the gradual carrying out and further pushing forward of the CPC Central Committee's governance policy. This is the need to deepen the comprehensive strengthening of the Party discipline. This is the need of our Party to carry out a great struggle, to advance a great project, to accomplish a great task and to achieve a great goal. The plenary session has drawn world-wide attention. In order to help domestic and foreign media have a better understanding of the spirit of the plenary session, today we have invited officials from the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee and the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee to elaborate on the plenary session, interpret "Norms of Political Life Within the Party under the New Situation" and "Regulation on Supervision Within the Communist Party of China" and answer your questions. The officials attending today's press conference include Wu Yuliang, deputy chief of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Qi Yu, vice minister of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, and Huang Kunming, executive vice minister of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee. Now, Mr. Huang Kunming will give us an introduction and overview of the sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee and the main arrangement for the study and publicity of the spirit of the sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee.
Huang Kunming, executive vice minister of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee:
Good afternoon! The sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee is of tremendous and far-reaching significance to our Party and country. The guiding principle and major achievement of the session have been specified in concentrated form in the communique. I will mainly introduce the following aspects. First, General Secretary Xi Jinping addressed the session. The speech has reviewed and summed up the work of the Party and the government since the fifth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, scientifically analyzed the development of the international situation, China’s conditions and Party conditions, profoundly interpreted the significance of being strict with discipline, a series of major theories and practical problems on building, invigorating, governing and running the Party, discussed such major issues as regulating the political life within the Party and enhancing the Party supervision within the Party under new circumstances, set clear demands for the Party’s and the country’s various tasks and proposed a series of creative new thoughts, ideas and assertions. All of these represent a scientific guide and program of actions for creating a new method for being strict with discipline in an all-round way and improving undertakings of our Party and country. Second, the session deliberated and adopted two documents regarding the discipline of the Party, including the Norms and the Regulation. Third, a resolution on convening the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress was deliberated and passed at the sixth plenary session. The 19th CPC National Congress will be held in Beijing during the second half of 2017. To study, implement and disseminate the guiding principle of the sixth plenary session is the important political task of the whole Party and nation at present and in the coming period, and the Party Central Committee issued a special opinion concerning the arrangement of the task. Taking the concerns of international community and media into account, we will introduce the spirit of the sixth plenary session in a complete, accurate, pointed way, to allow the international community to understand China and the Chinese Communist Party in a more overall and deeper way. So much for my remarks for now. Thank you all.