Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, back), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, attends a meeting of the standing members of the local Party committee for the "mass line" educational campaign, in Lankao County, central China's Henan Province, May 9, 2014. The Communist Party of China (CPC) initiated the year-long campaign in June, 2013 to strengthen the "mass line", referring to a guideline under which the CPC is required to prioritize the interests of the people. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhua) -- China's top leadership has called on local officials to strictly implement the "mass-line" campaign and improve work styles to boost development and reforms.
The campaign to deter malpractice and harmful work styles must be promoted strictly and continuously to achieve concrete results of promoting reforms and people's livelihoods, said a Sunday statement that summarized inspections made by seven members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
"Mass-line" refers to a guideline under which CPC officials and members are required to prioritize the interest of the people and persist in representing them and working on their behalf.
As part of the ongoing second round of the campaign, each of the seven members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee is allocated a county to supervise its progress.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, visited Lankao County of Central China's Henan Province and attended county leadership sessions on May 9 when officials self-checked the work to promote the campaign.
Premier Li Keqiang inspected Ongniud Banner in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Top legislator Zhang Dejiang joined a session in Shanghang County, Fujian Province. Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng attended a session in Wuding County, Yunnan Province. Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli inspected sessions in Liquan County in Shaanxi Province, Mengyin County in Shandong Province and Nong'an County in Jilin Province respectively.
During the campaign, county leaderships are required to check and report their own problems and mistakes while summarizing the flaws of their colleagues to disciplinary supervisors.
Xi praised the session in Lankao, saying it was effective in finding out problems through criticism and self-criticism and working out feasible measures to correct these problems.
The leadership urged officials to deepen the campaign and prevent it from turning it into "half-cooked rice."
Officials must form a mechanism to ensure the long term effectiveness of the campaign, strictly abiding by Party disciplines and exercising powers within the cage of regulations.
The leaders stressed promises must be translated into actions and results that really benefit the public.
As an important part of China's state governance, county officials were urged to cherish their posts, solve problems facing the people and promote reforms and development with improved work styles.
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