The Communist Party of China (CPC) will actively yet prudently carry out the political structural reform, Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said Friday. [More about Hu's speech]
The reform is aimed to achieve the fundamental goal that the people should determine their destiny, increase vitality of the Party and the country and fully tap the initiative of the people, Hu said at a grand gathering celebrating the 90th founding anniversary of the CPC.
To develop socialst democarcy, the CPC must keep to the path of enhancing the socialst political system with Chinese characteristics, said Hu, Chinese president.
"What is important is that the leadership of the Party, the position of the people as masters of the country, and the rule of law should be well integrated," he said.
"We will expand socialist democracy, build a socialist country under the rule of law, and promote socialist political progress," said Hu.
"We must see to it that all state powers belong to the people, improve institutions for exercising democracy, diversify its forms, expand its channels, and ensure that the people can participate in democratic elections, decision making, administration and oversight in accordance with the law," he said.