BEIJING, July 29 -- A commentary to be published in Wednesday's People's Daily, flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC) pledges no exception in the Party's discipline enforcement.
Authorities announced on Tuesday that the CPC Central Committee has decided to place former senior official Zhou Yongkang under investigation for suspected "serious disciplinary violation."
The investigation on Zhou, a former Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, will be conducted by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
When it comes to the law and Party discipline, no one should bet on the odds of escape and entertain the illusion that there is some kind of "safe box", the article says.
Zhou's case is another declaration that there should be no power exercised outside the "cage" and there should be no CPC member whose behaviors can stay outside the jurisdiction of the law and discipline, it says.
There is no special member in the CPC before the Party's discipline, it adds.
Officials and Party members will eventually pay their price if they unscrupulously pursue their selfish desire, abuse their power or seek personal interests, according to the article.
It also calls for efforts to enhance the sense of Party spirit, fortify the belief in the Party and strictly enforce the Party discipline among the CPC members.