China Voice: Eliminating corruption is CPC's long-term task

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The Communist Party of China (CPC) has punished yet another official in its fight against corruption.

Wang Suyi, a vice ministerial-level official who was a standing committee member of the CPC committee of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has been dismissed from his post due to suspicions of serious disciplinary violations.

Wang's fall follows the recent sacking and investigation of several senior officials, including Liu Tienan, former deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, and Li Chuncheng, former vice secretary of the CPC Committee of Sichuan Province. Former minister of railways Liu Zhijun stood trial last month on charges of bribery and abuse of power.

These efforts demonstrate that the CPC is determined to make no exceptions in cases of corruption, no matter what status the official in question has.

The CPC has devoted more resources and made greater efforts to curb corruption since China began to reform and open up to the world more than 30 years ago. However, corruption is still rife, with cases of bribery, adultery and graft igniting public outrage.

The CPC regards its fight against corruption as an effort that is necessary for the survival of both the party and the country, as corruption has jeopardized social stability and blocked the country's developmental progress.

Fighting corruption is a long-term and difficult task. The CPC must have the resolve to eliminate the soil that breeds corruption and earn the public's trust.

Immediately after being elected general secretary of the CPC Central Committee in November 2012, Xi Jinping urged all CPC members to study and follow the CPC Constitution, which calls for CPC members to persistently oppose corruption and make continuous efforts to uphold integrity.

Both the symptoms and root causes of corruption must be addressed and punishment must be combined with prevention. The core of the fight against corruption, however, must be to maintain ties between the CPC and the public.

The CPC has launched a campaign to improve government officials' work styles by eliminating formalism, bureaucracy, hedonism and extravagance.

It is also working to improve public supervision and restrict power through the use of regulations and legal oversight. Disciplinary inspectors and supervisors are trying to improve public participation and give the people a greater voice, as well as encourage public awareness and enthusiasm in fighting corruption.

As specified in the CPC Constitution, the CPC must work in the public's interest, rely on the public and carry out the principle of "from the masses, to the masses."

In the war against corruption, public participation and oversight as part of an effective anti-corruption system will leave no room for corrupt officials. Endi

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