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Discipline helps unite Party

China Daily | Updated: 2017-07-26 07:38

Discipline helps unite Party
Sun Zhengcai [File photo]

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Communist Party of China's top anti-corruption watchdog, announced on Monday that Sun Zhengcai, the former Party chief of Chongqing, was being investigated on suspicion of serious discipline violations. This once again demonstrates the unwavering determination of the Party's Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core to promote stricter governance of the Party.

The investigation of Sun also indicates that the top leadership's fight against corruption is still ongoing and its campaign for honest and clean governance of the Party will not cease.

Strict discipline serves as an important guarantee for the whole Party to unite its will. The investigations into a series of senior Party and military officials, such as Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, Xu Caihou, Guo Boxiong and Ling Jihua, for their violations of Party rules or the nation's laws, testifies that the Party's leadership will by no means allow any individual or group to be free from the restraints of the Party's discipline. Anyone, no matter how senior, will be severely punished once they are confirmed to have violated Party discipline or the law.

Considering that violations of the Party's rules by senior officials cause great damage to the Party's image and authority, Party chief Xi Jinping has repeatedly stressed that senior officials should be loyal to the Party, fulfill their responsibilities in the Party's bid for stricter self-governance, maintain the bottom line of Party discipline and set an example for rank-and-file officials.

The investigation of Sun should prompt all leading officials to adopt a staunch political stance, a tempered political quality, and strengthen their self-restraint and adhere to clean governance and compliance with Party discipline and the nation's laws.

Only with strong discipline can we have strong Party officials. All Party members should be united, both ideologically and politically, with the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the core for the upcoming 19th National Congress of the CPC.


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