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CPC releases results of its latest round of discipline inspections

2018-07-24 08:43:00 (Beijing Time)         Chinadaily.com.cn

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The Communist Party of China released findings of the latest round of its disciplinary inspections on Sunday, the first such effort undertaken by the 19th CPC Central Committee.

The findings concern 14 provincial-level regions and 10 cities at the sub-provincial level, according to the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

The inspection targeted Party organizations in the regions; eight central government agencies, including the Ministry of Commerce; and eight State-owned companies, such as China National Nuclear Corp. Ten cities below provincial level were also included, the CCDI said.

Starting in late February, 15 teams spent three months doing their inspections. By July, the teams had drawn up "problem lists" of things requiring an overhaul. The Party organizations that were inspected pledged to address the issues that were raised.

The earlier 18th CPC Central Committee was the first in Party history to inspect all CPC organizations in provincial-level regions, central Party and government organs, major State-owned enterprises, central financial institutions and centrally administered universities in one term. More than 60 percent of investigations into centrally administered officials were a result of information found by discipline inspectors.

Twelve rounds of inspections were conducted during the term of the 18th committee.

Based on the findings, the latest round of inspections have shown:

Party organizations need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow core leadership and uphold the authority of the CPC Central Committee and its centralized, unified leadership. Some organizations were found not to have implemented well the central authorities' policies and decisions on issues including poverty alleviation, environmental protection and anti-gang efforts.

Weakness was found in the Party-building of some grassroots organizations. Malpractice such as the selling of government positions, creating factions and lax management existed. The CCDI required Party committees to continue their efforts to purify the intraparty political ecosystem.

Undesirable conduct was present and corruption was found to have changed forms in different areas and at different levels. Some officials dined at public expense, pocketed money and enjoyed privileges. Corruption was common in areas such as construction projects and State-owned companies. Attention was called to corruption at the grassroots level.

The latest inspection raised the issue of inadequate rectification after past inspections were done. Some organizations were found to have corrected problems in a perfunctory manner or ignored some of the problems.

The CCDI demanded that leading officials of various Party organizations assume responsibility for enforcement, and those officials were warned not to ignore the rectification duties of their predecessors.

Xinhua