BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Local Communist Party of China (CPC) organs nationwide have affirmed their resolution to carry out "criticism and self-criticism," a tool that Party leader Xi Jinping recently stressed should be used by leading officials to solve "their own problems."
The CPC provincial committees and Party units at state organs and major state-run enterprises and universities have moved quickly to study remarks made by Xi while attending local Party committee sessions in Hebei last week.
According to an official statement obtained by Xinhua on Thursday, Party officials have vowed greater "courage and resolution" for criticism and self-criticism at intra-Party sessions attended by top officials.
Party officials at a number of government departments and state-run organizations pledged to conduct "active and healthy struggle of ideas" in a bid to spot and solve problems among officials in a frank manner, the statement says.
Xi, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, participated in special sessions held in north China's Hebei Province between Sept. 23-25 for local officials to discuss their own problems.
Such sessions are part of the CPC's ongoing year-long "mass line" campaign that is dedicated to removing undesirable work styles among officials and forging closer Party-people ties.
Xi told the Hebei officials that he wanted no "fancy words" from them but "real criticisms and self-criticisms," referring to a work style that has long been cherished by the CPC as a weapon for solving intra-Party contradictions and making self-improvements.