China will strengthen its law-enforcement sector in a
comprehensive way, so as to better implement the policy of "Rule by
Law," provide social fairness and justice, make the public feel
safer and improve social harmony and stability.
Zhou Yongkong, a member of the Standing
Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee
Political Bureau and secretary of the Political and Legislative
Affairs Committee of the CPC Central Committee, made this comment
at a national conference on political and legislative work, which
was held in Beijing from Dec. 24-25.
The senior Party official urged law-enforcement departments to
uphold the great banner of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics,
be guided by Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thoughts of the
"Three Represents," which say the CPC represents the most advanced
productivity and culture in China, as well as the best interests of
the overwhelming majority of the Chinese people, and further
implement the Scientific Concept of Development.
In his speech, Zhou called for seriously studying and
implementing the instructions made by Chinese President and CPC
Central Committee General Secretary Hu Jintao when he met the
participants during the conference. Hu summarized China's
experience with law enforcement during the past five years and
pointed out future tasks for law enforcement officials.
Zhou urged law enforcement departments to pay greater attention
to the problems and contradictions aroused by matters closely
related to the life of the people, in an effort to build up a
He called for vigilance and close observation of splittist
activities, infiltration and sabotage, to safeguard state security
in a substantial way. Efforts should be made to further improve the
entire quality of Chinese law enforcement, he said.
The Party's leadership over political and legislative work
should be further improved and strengthened, he stressed.
During the conference, Zhou watched an opera entitled "The
Faith," performed by a troupe of the Chinese Navy's political
Also present at the conference were members of the Political and
Legislative Affairs Committee: Xiao Yang, Jia Chunwang, Meng Jianzhu, Wang Shengjun, Sun
Zhongtong, Wu Aiying, and Geng Huichang.
(Xinhua News Agency December 27, 2007)