China to hold Party officials accountable for poor leadership
 ( 2016.07.17 )

BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Sunday published a regulation that holds Party officials accountable for poor leadership.

The new regulation introduced an internal Party accountability mechanism to be applied across all levels and divisions.

It targets leaders of Party committees and discipline inspection committees at various levels, and holds them responsible for serious consequences caused by negligence or poor work performance, the document said.

Party committees, departments as well as discipline inspection committees also will be held accountable for violations of Party rules as well as poor work performance, according to the new regulation.

For instance, the Party will hold officials and party organizations accountable for failing to implement Party guidelines and policies; failure to discipline subordinates or identify and address loopholes in Party management; or corruption in their own departments.

Leading officials will face punishment according to the severity of their wrongdoings, such as being named and shamed within certain ranks, receiving oral or written warnings, being suspended from their posts, transferred, forced to resign, demotion or dismissal. They are also subject to punishment for violating party discipline.

Party organizations shall be restructured for serious dereliction of duty and violation of Party regulations, the document said, adding organizations and officials may receive multiple punishments in the same case.

The public will be informed of serious cases.

Officials will be held responsible for serious breach of duty for life, even if they are transferred, promoted or retire.

The regulation came into effect on July 8.