The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee passed a five-year plan for the Party's prevention and punishment of corruption in a meeting on Monday.
The members of the bureau attending the meeting urged Party organs at various levels to take the plan, which aims at establishing a system to punish and prevent corruption from 2008 to 2012, as a guideline for their anti-corruption work in the next five years.
Presided over by Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, the meeting asked Party organs around the country to put the implementation of the plan into their working agendas.
The anti-corruption plan emphasized the prevention of corruption along with punitive measures, which would combine punishment with education, supervision of officials and improving China's judicial system.
Central departments of the CPC and government should take the initiative to implement their duties of anti-corruption, the plan said, adding that the Party's disciplinary inspection organs should intensify their supervision over Party organs at their levels.
(Xinhua News Agency April 29, 2008)