BEIJING, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping's latest speech showed Chinese leaders' emphasis on improving the system and ability in governing the country.
At a workshop on deepening reform, held in the Party School of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Feb. 17, Xi told ministers and provincial governors that the CPC needs to provide a more stable and more effective system for development.
Xi said an important mission is to make the socialist system with Chinese characteristics more mature, comprehensive, stable and useful for the cause of the Party and state, as well as for people's wellbeing, social harmony and stability.
While expressing confidence in the current system as a whole, which Xi believes represents the results of gradual development based on history, culture and economy, he admitted it needs improving.
Liu Jingbei, a professor with the China Executive Leadership Academy at Pudong, Shanghai, said the reform plan put forward by the CPC is a good roadmap, what needs to be done next is its execution.
In his speech at the workshop, Xi stressed improving Party officials' governing capabilities in promoting the country's governing system.
A more effective governing system will only happen when integrity, capability and skills of officials are improved and the efficiency of Party organs, government departments, public institutions, enterprises and civil organizations are raised, Xi said.
Zheng Changzhong, an associate professor with Fudan University's School of International Relations and Public Affairs, said the country needs to tackle obstacles from vested interest groups in its reform after it has made the right plans.
"The advantages of socialism with Chinese characteristics would be effectively showcased if the country could succeed in both areas," said Zheng.
China has seen enforcement of strict discipline over Party and government officials since the election of the new CPC leadership in November 2012 in efforts to promote clean governance.