|Wang Qishan (3rd L), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, joins a panel discussion with deputies from Beijing, who attend the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, capital of China, March 6, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Tao)
BEIJING, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Wang Qishan, the anti-graft chief of the Communist Party of China (CPC), on Wednesday reiterated the significance of the fight against corruption, saying that it is vital to the survival of the Party.
"The building of Party work style and a clean government as well as the fight against corruption concern the life and death of the Party, which requires the endeavors of the whole Party," said Wang, secretary of the CPC's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
"The improper conduct is the hotbed of corruption. We must resolutely oppose formalism, bureaucratism and hedonism," Wang said while participating in a panel discussion with legislators from Beijing at the ongoing annual session of the country's top legislature.
Wang, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, emphasized the substantial implementation of new "eight-point" guidelines to improve CPC members' work style.
The guidelines were introduced at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Dec. 4. They include simplified receptions for officials' visits, shortened official meetings and fewer traffic controls arranged for senior leaders.