CPC to drill members in self-discipline

BEIJING. — The Communist Party of China (CPC) has launched a year-long campaign to instil the values it wants in its 88 million members.

The education campaign will focus on the study of the Party Constitution and rules, as well as remarks made by General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping, according to a plan made public by the general office of the CPC Central Committee on Sunday.

The campaign will particularly target Party members with wavering confidence in communism and socialism with Chinese characteristics, as well as those who are advocating the Western value, violating Party rules, working inefficiently or behaving unethically, said the document.

The CPC central authority asked Party committees to regard the campaign as “a major political task.”

Party members should always think and act in conformity with the CPC Central Committee’s policies and guidelines.

Meanwhile, they should work hard to serve the people and make contribution to social progress and economic development, according to the document.

The CPC launched a 15-month “mass line” education campaign in June 2013 aimed at tightening Party discipline and bringing the Party closer to the public.

The CPC later initiated a campaign to improve the conduct of officials, focusing on the “three stricts and three honests.”

The slogan refers to “being strict in morals, power and self-discipline,” along with “being honest in decisions, business and behaviour.” — Xinhua.

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