Wang Qishan (1st L), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, presides over a seminar of discipline inspectors, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 27, 2013. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- A senior official with the Communist Party of China (CPC) has called for strict disciplinary inspections of high-level Party and government organs to check their "prominent status and concentrated powers."
Wang Qishan, secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), made the remarks on Wednesday at a meeting attended by leading officials of disciplinary inspection groups within various Party and government departments.
Vowing "no vacuum" for the country's anti-graft work, Wang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said "Disciplinary inspection groups must sharpen their eyes, ears and noses, and be adept at supervision and brave enough to strictly handle misconduct."
"With prominent status and concentrated powers, Party and state organs are in need of comprehensive supervision more than other department, and the inspection work can only be strengthened, not weakened," he said.
According to the disciplinarian, first-level Party and government organs encompass a wide range of fields and multiple departments, and inspection groups should gradually push forward their supervision in scope while tightening the scrutiny of leading officials.
"Inspection groups should intensify their efforts in uncovering and handling leading officials who violate Party and administrative disciplines and are suspected of illegal deeds," Wang said.
He called for innovative, scientific and coordinated inspection policies and urged each inspection group to lay down its own detailed measures in line with the scale, nature and characteristics of its target organ.
"We resolve to seize on the rampant spread of corruption," Wang said, adding that inspection groups should regularly report their progress to the CCDI.