Chinese president wants governing system to modernise

Beijing, Feb 18: President Xi Jinping Monday said the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and the government must constantly improve the level of governance and promote socialism with Chinese characteristics.

He made the remarks while speaking at a workshop at the CPC Central Committee Party School on the comprehensive advancement of the reform, as demanded by the third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC, Xinhua reported.

Attendees of the workshop are leading officials of provincial-level regions and ministerial-level officials.

Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, told the workshop that the Party’s mission is to find a “stable and effective” system for development, the wellbeing of the people and society’s long-term stability.

An effective governing system will only happen if party and officials’ integrity, capability and skills are improved and the efficiency of party organs, government departments, public institutions, enterprises and civil organisations are raised, he said.

The CPC must rule in an “scientific, democratic and legalistic manner”, he said.