Problems found in latest round of CPC inspections, entities urged to do better

By: XinhuaFrom:English Edition of Xinhua | Updated: 2018-Jul-27 16:36
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BEIJING, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Thursday finished releasing the findings of the first round of disciplinary inspection by the 19th CPC Central Committee.

The inspection targeted Party organizations in 14 provincial-level regions, eight central government agencies and eight centrally-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Ten cities at the sub-provincial level were also included, according to the website of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

The findings of the inspection on 14 provincial-level regions and 10 cities at the sub-provincial level were published by the CCDI on Sunday.

The findings concerning eight central government agencies and eight centrally-administered SOEs were released on Thursday, with several areas highlighted:

-- The inspection emphasized safeguarding the core status of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, and the authority of the CPC Central Committee and its centralized, unified leadership.

The inspected entities were found to have inadequate political awareness, with some inspected central government agencies being weak when it came to "maintaining political integrity, thinking in big-picture terms, following the leadership core and keeping aligned."

All the inspected central government agencies and centrally-administered SOEs had problems in implementing decisions and policies of the central authorities.

-- The building of Party organizations should be strengthened. Problems in selecting and appointing officials were prominent.

Some leaders of a number of inspected central government agencies were found to have insufficient awareness of Party discipline and rules. Some entities need to enhance their enforcement of discipline.

A number of centrally-administered SOEs were found to have problems in intra-Party political life and violations of Party discipline.

-- Risk of corruption was found in some key departments and positions.

The mindset, as well as the act, of seeking-privilege remains in some central government agencies. A number of central government agencies failed to implement the eight-point decision on improving Party and government conduct, with the practice of "bureaucratism and formalities for formalities' sake" still in place.

Risk of corruption was still high for a number of central government agencies concerning approval and supervision of food and drugs, the inspection found.

-- Centrally-administered SOEs must give full play to Party's leading role.

All the inspected entities need to improve their sense of responsibility in Party building and construction of grass-roots Party organizations, among others. They were urged to make more efforts to fix the problems.

Starting in late February, 15 teams stayed in the regions or entities for inspection until late May.