A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday urged public security authorities to maintain social order and stability for the 17th National Congress of CPC.
Luo Gan, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the country's political and legislative affairs, said public security was well maintained last year with efforts of the Party committees and governments at all levels.
"We must maximize the factors to achieve social harmony while minimizing the factors of disturbance," he told a meeting of the Central Committee for Comprehensive Management of Public Security.
The member units of the committee and relevant departments must do their best to resolve conflicts and public complaints, so as to maintain social stability, he said.
Stressing the leadership of the Party committees, Luo urged local authorities to fight crime and violence which "affects people's sense of security", and eliminate prostitution, drug-trafficking and gambling.
He also called for intensive measures to ensure the public security and safety of production and transportation during the upcoming Spring Festival period, which falls on Feb. 18.
The Party's 17th National Congress will be held in Beijing in the second half of this year.