Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    28 / 14   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

Ethics training for civil servants a long-term task

(Xinhua)

08:10, April 18, 2012

BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Professional ethics training for civil servants is a "pressing and long-term strategic task" that could have a profound influence on the government's work efficiency as well as the image of the Communist Party of China (CPC), a senior official has said.

"Lawful administration and professional ethics are two major aspects of our civil servants' quality. Their ethics level should reflect that of society on the whole, and they should set an moral example for others," said Yang Shiqiu, Party Chief of the State Administration of Civil Service (SACS).

Yang's comments were carried in Tuesday's People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the CPC.

In November last year, the SACS issued guidelines offering detailed training standards including the minimum course hours and training methods. This pushed the professional ethics campaign on civil servants, an idea initiated in 2009, to new heights.

The move came in response to increased public outcry, as reports emerged of civil servants using prostitutes, taking bribes and leading luxurious lifestyles.

"There are indeed some civil servants who have no emotional ties to the people. They neglect their duty and even play with money and power," said Yang, noting that such problems basically stem from a lack of professional ethics.

Yang hoped that by promoting civil servants' professional ethics, they can also improve themselves as individuals, family members as well as members of the society.

According to Yang, while all civil servants must take part in the training, which includes lectures and case studies, a special focus will be given to those working in reception posts as well as at the grassroots levels as they are directly facing the people and represent the image of the Party and the government.

"Training is a basic measure to promote professional ethics for civil servants, but it's far from enough," Yang said.

Yang called for scrutiny from the media and the public on civil servants' behavior in addition to their work units' own evaluation.

"When the time comes, we will push forward the legislation on civil servants' professional ethics," Yang added.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:梁军)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Celebration held to mark centennial of Kim Il Sung's birth

  2. Training of beautiful Russian ballet dancers

  3. Taliban begin spring offensive in Afghan cities

  4. World Bank picks Jim Yong Kim as new president

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Blasts spell bleak future for Afghan stability
  2. Security cooperation is SCO's shining point
  3. Syria ceasefire is not negotiable
  4. Freedom of speech does not protect rumors
  5. China's state-owned firms not 'non-market' entity
  6. China should be patient during peaceful rise
  7. Respond calmly to 'China threat theory'
  8. Why are Chinese goods more cheap abroad?
  9. Hold mainstream of China-ASEAN relations
  10. Asia-Pacific countries should promote free trade

What's happening in China

Serious drought dries up river in C China

  1. Wuhan poised to be China's first 'City of Reading'
  2. Large Jurassic dinosaur fossil found in Xinjiang
  3. School principle fired over food poisoning
  4. Gov't calls for stricter monitoring of cold medicine
  5. Probe launched into pill makers' practices

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai