BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Monday chaired a meeting reviewing a report on the implementation of the eight-point frugality code in the past five years.
The report focuses on the efforts of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee in implementing the eight-point frugality code, which was introduced in 2012, and the political bureau's role in leading the Party to improve work styles.
Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the eight-point rule has been important in safeguarding the Party's authority, enhancing its cohesion and tightening the flesh and blood ties between the Party and the people, according to a statement released after the meeting.
The statement also asked leading officials at all levels to take the lead in overcoming formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism and extravagance, saying that efforts should be made to address both symptoms and root causes of unwanted work styles.
The meeting, held by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, also studied a draft work report by the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to be submitted to the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress.
It revealed the practices and explorations, achievements as well as experiences of discipline inspection departments at all levels in comprehensively promoting strict Party governance under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee.
The statement called for upholding the leadership of the Party, promoting clean governance, and deepening the anti-corruption battle to pave way for achieving the two centennial goals and the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.