Political bureau members should not feel superior: Xi
 ( 2015.12.29 )

BEIJING, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has warned comrades in the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to avoid a sense of superiority regarding their power or status.

Xi made the remarks at a meeting of the Political Bureau held on Monday and Tuesday, during which members discussed measures to strengthen Party discipline and clean governance and reviewed the implementation of the "three stricts and three earnests" requirement.

The "three stricts and three earnests" is a series of requirements for officials to improve their lifestyles and work. It refers to being strict in morals, power and discipline, as well as honest in decisions, business and behavior.

Misconduct of former officials, including Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, Xu Caihou, Guo Boxiong and Ling Jihua, showed that a Party member might as well loose his or her Party spirit, a generalized term to refer qualification of a Party member, if they relax self-discipline.

"By seriously investigating their misconduct and punishing them accordingly, the Party honors its responsibility to itself, to the country, the people, and history," said a news release issued after the meeting.

"The Party spirit does not grow with ages, rather, it requires members to constantly improve and temper themselves," it said.

According to the news release, Xi urged Political Bureau members to adhere to their Party spirit in both public and private matters, and to strengthen self discipline.

They should also encourage and welcome supervision from subordinates and people around them, and execute Party discipline and rules without any compromise, Xi was quoted as saying.

Moreover, Xi urged Political Bureau members to strictly educate and supervise their children and other family members as well as subordinates, and to rectify their problems in a timely manner.

Xi also urged senior leaders to stick to the correct political direction and be loyal to the Party.

Xi said members of the Political Bureau must have a firm belief in Marxism, socialism and communism, and must make efforts unswervingly for the ideal, no matter what difficulties or frustrations they suffer.

Political Bureau members must be persons of integrity and unite their words and deeds. They should have excellent political quality, noble moral character, stay away from vulgar taste and set good examples for other cadres and the general public, according to Xi.

They must hold the idea of serving the people whole-heartedly, always think about the state and the people, and devote themselves to the cause of the Party and the people, Xi said.

Political Bureau members must be politically intelligent and capable, stay in the right strategic and ideological direction, and adhere to moral integrity, so as to stand the test of major challenges, Xi added.

Xi also stressed Political Bureau members should make sure that sectors they are in charge of resolutely follow the Party's guidelines, policies and major decisions and stay in line with the CPC Central Committee.

If Political Bureau members spot transgressions against the "three stricts and three earnests," they should not hesitate to point them out and demand correction, Xi said.

Participants to the meeting reviewed the practices and successful experiences for improving the Political Bureau's work style over the past three years, according to the news release.

All the members earnestly exchanged their opinions and carried out self examinations. They agreed that the Party's intensive anti-graft campaigns have effectively curbed undesirable work styles. Achievements have been made in deterring officials from becoming corrupted, said the release.

However, the conference concluded that the Party still faces challenges in restoring and carrying forward fine traditions, preventing relapse and fixing underlying problems, it said.

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