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UPDATED: 08:26, October 26, 2004
Important measures for developing inner Party democracy and safeguarding Party members' rights
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Recently the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has issued a "Regulation to safeguard the rights of the members of the Communist Party of China''. The regulation is an important achievement made on the basis of Deng Xiaoping Theory and the Important Thought of Three Represents for safeguarding the rights of Party members. It is a very important regulation for the Party to safeguard the rights of Party members. The regulation issuance is very important to implement the spirit of the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the Fourth Session of the 16th Central Committee of the Party; adhere to and perfect the principle of democratic centralism; further develop inner Party democracy; enhance the Party's vitality; improve the Party's governance capacity and push forward the new and great engineering of building the Party.

The report of the 16th National Congress of the Party pointed out, "Inner-Party democracy is the life of the Party and plays an important exemplary and leading role in people's democracy. We should establish and improve an inner-Party democratic system that fully reflects the will of Party members and organizations, starting with the reform of the relevant systems and mechanisms on the basis of guaranteeing the democratic rights of Party members and giving priority to improving the systems of Party congresses and of Party committees''. It is an important basis for developing inner Party democracy to safeguard the rights of Party's members in normal wielding power and defend their rights from invasion as well as a necessary demand for improving the governance capability of the Party. In the more than 80 years of struggle, the Party has always paid high attention to safeguarding the rights of Party members, put forward a series of important policies and principles, adopted powerful measures and accumulated rich experiences. Practice proves what are mentioned above is the important guarantee for the development and prosperity of the Party's cause.

The regulation is revised on the basis of the trial "Regulation to safeguard the rights of the members of the Communist Party of China'' issued in January 1995. The trial regulation has played an important role in safeguarding the rights of Party members in the past more than nine years. It must also be noticed that in the past years, with great changes taken place in the international and domestic situation, there are many new circumstances and subjects for Party's building. The historical bearing and glorious tasks of the Party, the actual conditions of Party members and the development process of the inner Party democracy have brought new and more demands to the development of inner Party democracy and to safeguarding the rights of Party's members. So it is very important and urgent to improve and strengthen the rights of Party members in the spirit of reforms. Just under these circumstances the Party has made an important decision to revise the trial regulation.

The regulation has scientifically summarized the long-term experiences of the Party, especially the experiences in implementing the trial regulation. It is worked out in accordance with a series of guiding spirit the Party made in safeguarding the rights of Party members based on the Party constitution. On the one hand, it puts stress on building and improving the system of safeguarding the rights of Party members, making the work of safeguarding rights of Party members more regular. On the other hand, it has the rights practice of Party members in mind in order that Party members can exercise their rights correctly on the basis of abiding by the duties of Party members.

The regulation has made more clear stipulations on the rights of Party members in the practical situation of the building of the Party. It has fixed on a series of systems for maintaining inner Party democracy and safeguarding the rights of Party members. For example, it makes the basic principle definite for safeguarding the rights of Party members. The regulation stipulates that the various rights of Party members should be respected and protected according to the Party constitution. It reiterates that no members are allowed to enjoy privileges. The regulation also specifies Party members' rights in respect of information, participation, selection and supervision.

The issuance of the regulation is an important measure to enhance and improve the rights of Party members under the new situation. The working departments including the Party organizations and organs for discipline inspection of the CPC and leading cadres at all levels should understand the importance of the regulation issuance and do a good job on the study, publicity and education of the regulation so that Party organizations at all levels and broad Party members can have deep understanding of the main contents and spirit of the regulation.

It is an important political task for the whole Party to study and implement the regulation well. Under the leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China with Comrade Hu Jintao as general secretary we must adhere to Deng Xiaoping Theory and the Important Thought of Three Represents as a guidance principle, do a good job on the work concerning safeguarding the rights of Party members in accordance with the demands of the regulation and carry forward the building of inner Party democracy so that the governance capability of the Party will be further improved and a powerful political and organizational guarantee will be offered for achieving the grand goal of building a well-off society in a all-round way in China.

By People's Daily Online


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