CPC vows to optimize Party membership

2013-01-28 07:41:41 GMT2013-01-28 15:41:41(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

CPC promises to deal with unqualified members

The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) promised Monday to deal with unqualified members in a timely way.

A handful of Party members are "corrupt and degenerate," CPC leaders warned at a meeting of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau.

"The faith of a few Party members has wavered and they have a weak understanding of the Party's tenets and have not followed discipline," a statement issued after the meeting said.

The meeting, presided over by General Secretary Xi Jinping, discussed strengthening the recruitment and management of Party members.

"Some Party organs are not strict with enlisting members and the quality of members who are recruited needs improvement," the statement said.

The aforementioned problems have "affected the Party's vigor and vitality" and its image and prestige among the public, it said.

They have also impaired the CPC's "creativity, cohesiveness and combat power" and should be resolved effectively, it said.

CPC vows to optimize Party membership

The Communist Party of China (CPC) released a statement on Monday saying it will optimize its membership structure and keep the Party at a "proper size."

Efforts will be put into recruiting Party members from the country's workers, CPC leaders agreed at a meeting of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau.

The leaders said the Party will continue member recruitment among farmers. They said importance must be attached to recruiting young workers, farmers and intellectuals.

The meeting, presided over by CPC Central Committee General Secretary Xi Jinping, also discussed issues including the management of Party members.

CPC vows to expand democracy in recruitment

Communist Party of China (CPC) leaders on Monday vowed to expand democracy in recruiting new members, according to a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

"Criteria should be strictly followed, and political criteria should be prioritized," said a statement issued after the meeting on strengthening the recruitment and management of Party members, which was presided over by General Secretary Xi Jinping.

The education and cultivation of those eager to join the CPC should be strengthened, and democracy should be expanded in the recruitment process, said the statement.

Work procedures and discipline should be strict in order to enhance the quality of recruits, it said.

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