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CPC publishes plans for intra-Party democracy
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The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has promised to guarantee the "democratic rights of Party members" in order to improve Party building.

The pledge was published on Sunday in a document detailing plans to fight corruption and improve democracy within the Party.

The document contained a guarantee that Party members have the right to supervise and obtain information about Party affairs and participate in Party elections.

It included a promise to allow both Party members and members of the public to nominate candidates in grassroots-level Party elections.

It also decided to promote outstanding talents and develop a team of younger and more professional leaders.

The CPC would further educate Party members against corruption and step up investigations and punishments on cases of discipline and law violations, according to the document.

It promised to improve the transparency of power execution by making public major decisions concerning the immediate interests of the people and receiving supervision from the public.

Auditing on the economic responsibilities of major leaders of the Party, the government and state-owned enterprises would be perfected, according to the document.

It also pledged to speed up the separation of the government function from enterprises and intermediate organizations in the market. Administrative approvals would further reduced and regulated.

The document was approved on Sept. 18 at the Fourth Plenary Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee.

It said the CPC must further enhance and improve Party building in order to adjust to new trends, such as deepening globalization and multi-polarization, the global financial crisis, and scientific and technological advances.

(Xinhua News Agency September 28, 2009)

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