Chinese President Xi Jinping has made an important instruction on strengthening the construction of an internal Party regulation system.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, said improving Party regulations is a long-term and fundamental strategy to achieve overall stricter Party governance.
The long-term stability of the Party and state requires the country to uphold the rule of law and integrate it with rule-based Party governance, Xi said.
He said the whole Party must implement guidelines for improving Party rules in accordance with the spirit of the 18th National Congress of the CPC, and the third, fourth, fifth and sixth plenary sessions of the 18th CPC Central Committee.
The Party should employ the spirit of reform and innovation and strive to establish a relatively complete regulatory system by the hundredth anniversary of its founding in 2021.
The system provides institutional assurance of the Party's governing capacity, modernizes the national governance system and contributes to the great rejuvenation of Chinese nation, Xi said.
A national meeting on Party rules was held in Beijing on Saturday and Sunday. Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended the meeting and urged implementation of Xi's instruction and the CPC Central Committee's arrangement.
He also stressed firm adherence to the correct direction during construction of the regulatory system, which will embody the will of the Party, based on the Party constitution.
Regulations should focus on stricter Party governance, said Liu, adding cadres should play an exemplary role in implementing the regulations and strengthening discipline.