|Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is also the president of the Party School of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, speaks at the school's opening ceremony for this year's spring semester in Beijing, capital of China, March 1, 2012. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)
BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has called on members and officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to maintain the purity of the Party spirit.
Xi, also president of the Party School of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at the school's opening ceremony for this year's spring semester here Thursday.
Maintaining the Party's purity is an essential requirement for a Marxist political party, and has always been a fundamental issue and important target for the CPC all through its history, Xi said.
Moreover, the Party's purity is of vital significance to the Party's innovation capability, unity, strength as well as its healthy development, he added.
Xi called for efforts to defend the Party's purity in the aspects of ideology, organization and Party members' performance.
He noted the Party's fine tradition of placing emphasis on the Party members' agreement and education in the ideological field to maintain their belief in Communism and the building of Socialism with Chinese characteristics.
He also urged strict management of the Party members and cadres as well as efforts of the Party members and officials to keep the closest ties with the public.
Furthermore, Xi called on the Party's leading officials to set examples in maintaining the Party's purity and make constant efforts of self-examination and self-improvement.
Leading officials should fairly use their power, keep incorrupt in their work, and resolutely oppose the tendencies of mammonism, hedonism and extreme individualism, Xi said.
Moreover, he stressed the importance of supervision and the sense of responsibility of the Party members and officials.