Senior Party leader Li Changchun on Tuesday stressed the importance of promoting etiquette among citizens.
"A civilized society is key to the building of a harmonious society. More etiquette training should be conducted around the country to create a better environment for the upcoming Olympic Games," said Li.
He made the remarks at a conference of the Central Commission for Guiding Ethic and Cultural Progress.
Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, urged all levels of the Party and government to promote etiquette in daily lives and voluntary service to make the society more hospitable and civilized.
Surveys show that Beijingers have shown improvement in etiquette over the past year as there has been a decline in the number of people littering, spitting and flaunting traffic rules.
(Xinhua News Agency February 28, 2007)