Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's going to be a long march

Xi Jinping, acting in his role as Communist Party leader, announced a long-term campaign to change Party culture. Adjust the vocabulary a bit and he sounds like a business school professor lecturing to MBA students.

Upcoming CPC campaign a "thorough cleanup" of undesirable practices
Xi Jinping, leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), said Tuesday that the CPC's upcoming year-long campaign will be a "thorough cleanup" of undesirable work styles such as formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism and extravagance.

"The main task of the campaign is a focus on building work styles," Xi, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee…

Party members should be critical and self-critical in the spirit of rectifying improper work styles, Xi said.

"Winning or losing public support is an issue that concerns the CPC's survival or extinction," Xi said…

The campaign will focus on CPC organs and officials at or above the county level who will be required to reflect on their own practices and correct any misconduct.

Xi said the campaign should focus on self-purification, self-perfection, self-renewal and self-progression…

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