|Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, back) delivers a speech while attending a meeting of standing committee members of the local Party committee in Lankao County, central China's Henan Province, May 9, 2014. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
ZHENGZHOU, May 9 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping on Friday called for effective measures to prevent the ongoing campaign that aims to improve work style of officials from turning into "half-cooked rice."
The campaign should not be reduced to a mere formality or conducted in a perfunctory way, Xi told Lankao County officials in central China's Henan Province.
He said this while attending a meeting of standing committee members of the local Party committee, held to discuss problems and mistakes among the members and ways to solve them.
"Fighting formalism with formalism will have negative effects," he said. "Healthy work styles are created through fostering resistance to disease and dispelling pathogenic influences."
The President urged adherence to firm Communist beliefs and promotion of officials who do their work in an earnest, rather than superficial way.
Each case concerning unhealthy work style, especially those reported by grassroots citizens, should be dealt with and solved, Xi said, while calling for a mechanism to ensure the long term effectiveness of the campaign.
The achievements already made during the campaign show that harmful work styles can be recognized and straightened out, despite their varied forms and complicated causes, Xi said.
As part of the second round of the CPC campaign, each of the seven Standing Committee members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee has been allocated a county to supervise. Xi, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, paired with Lankao County.
Xi called on county officials to use their power fairly and strive to bring more benefits to the people.
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