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CPC members support stricter party standards

Reporter: Wu Guoxiu 丨 CCTV.com

10-27-2016 19:13 BJT

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The Communist Party of China has set stricter principles to govern its members. Its annual meeting has closed with stipulated norms for intra-Party political life under new circumstances, and revised documents on intra-Party supervision. CCTV reporter talked to some party members and a member-to-be about their thoughts on the new rules.

Cui Xinyi is a third-year student at university. She submitted her application to join the Communist Party during her first year. To show her commitment, she's been studying political theory and following the Party's moves.

"As we can see from recent reports of the investigation and punishment of corrupt officials and Party members, the public is further reassured the Party has the ability to pure and renovate itself," said Cui Xinyi.

Her concerns are also those of the public. Since Xi Jinping became the general secretary in 2012, the Party has moved forward in implementing comprehensive and strict Party governance.

This has included an "eight-point" guideline against bureaucracy and extravagance.

Anti-corruption has also been key.

More than 1 million members have been punished since 2013.  They include a former top general, Guo Boxiong, and a former Politburo Standing Committee member, Zhou Yongkang.

The latest  meeting has stipulated norms for intra-Party political life under new circumstances and revised documents on intra-Party supervision.

Zhao Min has been a deputy party branch secretary at university for over ten years.
He says the new rules set the bar higher, and that this is something all members should embrace.

"I think most importantly members should have a sense that you supervise others and are being supervised, too. Before doing anything, you have to measure it against these principles. The regulations and rules are giving pressure to members, but inside their minds, some still didn't take them very seriously. The cases unveiled by the disciplinary watchdog are such examples," said Zhao Min.

Cui Xinyi has to report her thoughts several times every year to the Party.
She says tougher rules won't hold her back.

"I believe with the stricter regulations on the members behaviours, becoming a party member is not only a token but a proof of excellence. I'm very confident and looking forward to it," said Cui Xinyi.

Cui is hoping to be inducted before graduation, as she hopes for a career in public service.

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