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CPC Central Committee to convene key plenary session in September
2009/09/09

The Fourth Plenary Session of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is to be held from Sept. 15 to 18 this year, according to a statement issued Tuesday, Sept. 8 after a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

The decision was made at Tuesday's meeting, presided over by Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.

Participants at Tuesday's meeting discussed a draft document on improving Party building which is to be submitted to the four-day plenary session for deliberation.

The CPC has to improve the Party building to cope with "major development, reform and adjustment in the world" and to better lead all ethnic groups to concentrate on construction and development, the statement said.

To sum up the Party's invaluable experience of strengthening self-building since the founding of the People's Republic of China 60 years ago, and enhance the Party building in the new situation, the CPC should stick to the following principles detailed in the statement:

-- The CPC should be strict with the Party members by conducting strict education, administration, monitoring and self-criticism.

The Party should also make redoubled efforts to improve the Party's work style, build a clean government and fight corruption to maintain its advanced and immaculate nature.

-- The CPC should focus on theological and ideological construction to enable the Party's theory and practice to keep pace with the time and be creative.

-- More efforts will be made to enhance the CPC's creativity, cohesiveness and fighting capacity to guarantee the Party to do a better job in governing and rejuvenating the country, and building socialism with Chinese characteristics.

-- The CPC should stick to scientific and democratic rule and rule by law to make it always a representative of the development requirements of China's advanced social productive forces, the progressive course of China's advanced culture, and the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the Chinese people.

-- The CPC should meet the essential requirements of building the Party to serve the public interests and running the government for the benefit of the people.

-- The CPC should improve itself in an innovative way.

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