January 9, 2017
Wu Yuliang, Deputy Secretary of the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI)
Xiao Pei, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Supervision
Liu Jianchao, Deputy Director of the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention and Director of the CCDI's International Cooperation Bureau
Luo Dongchuan, Director of the CCDI's Case Revision Office
Zhu Guoxian, Chief of the CCDI's Publicity Department.
Guo Weimin, Vice Minister of State Council Information Office
Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Welcome to the press conference held by the State Council Information Office. The Seventh Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) concluded yesterday. The conference made crucial arrangement for deepening the work of "comprehensively and strictly governing the Party," which has attracted widespread attention. We have invited officials of the CCDI to explain the spirit of the conference and answer your questions. They include Wu Yuliang, deputy secretary of the CCDI, Xiao Pei, vice minister of the Ministry of Supervision, Liu Jianchao, deputy director of the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention and director of the CCDI's International Cooperation Bureau, Luo Dongchuan, director of the CCDI's Case Revision Office, and Zhu Guoxian, chief of the CCDI's Publicity Department. Now, please welcome Mr. Wu Yuliang to open the proceedings.
Friends and journalists, good afternoon. Welcome to today's press conference. I'm delighted to share with you related information. The Seventh Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) concluded yesterday, with all the agenda items accomplished. The General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping delivered an important speech that summarized the achievements of the past four years on comprehensively and strictly governing the Party, building a Party work style and clean government and promoting the anti-corruption course. He also analyzed the current severe and complicated situation and identified the general requirements and major missions for us in present and future periods. Wang Qishan delivered a work report on behalf of the Standing Committee of the CCDI, in which he summarized the Party discipline inspection work in 2016 and outlined the arrangements for the tasks in 2017. He also gave explanations to the conference on the "Regulations on Supervision and Discipline Enforcement of CPC Discipline Inspection Agencies (Trial)."
Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the CCDI has filed investigation cases against a total of 240 officials directly appointed by the Organization Department of the CPC (usually officials at the ministerial level or above), 223 of whom have already received disciplinary punishment. Discipline inspection authorities across the country filed 1.162 million cases and imposed disciplinary sanctions against 1.199 million people. A total of 1.143 million Party members and officials at the section-chief level have been punished, and a total of 554,000 Party members and officials at the village level have been punished as well. A total of 2,566 fugitives have been brought back from overseas since 2014. A total of 37 people on the Interpol Red-Notice List were arrested, with 8.64 billion yuan reclaimed.
According to data of the National Bureau of Statistics, public satisfaction with the work of building the Party style and anti-corruption before the 18th CPC National Congress stood at 75 percent. The figure climbed to 81 percent in 2013, 88.4 percent in 2014, 91.5 percent in 2015 and 92.9 percent in 2016. This proves that people are satisfied with the work of compressively and strictly governing the Party, which, in turn, has cemented the political foundations of Party governance. We must continue with our work firmly.
The principal task of this year's Party work is to prepare for the 19th CPC National Congress. The general requirements are: Thoroughly implementing the spirit of the 18th CPC National Congress and the third, fourth, fifth and sixth plenary sessions of the 18th CPC National Congress, and implementing the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speeches. We should also promote the overall plan for economic, political, cultural, social, and ecological progress and the strategy of the "Four Comprehensives" (comprehensively building a moderately prosperous society, comprehensively deepening reform, comprehensively implementing the rule of law, and comprehensively strengthening Party discipline).We will also continue to uphold the authority of the CPC Central Committee with General Secretary Xi Jinping as the core, strengthen discipline in intra-Party political life, reinforce supervision within the Party, and deal with problems at both the root and symptom-based levels. We will also deepen the reform of the national supervision system, strengthen accountability of supervision and enforcement, and continue to rectify the four undesirable work styles (formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism and extravagance). We will also keep cracking down on corruption, safeguard the intra-Party "political ecology," and facilitate the work of comprehensively and strictly governing the Party to go deeper.
The CCDI pays close attention to its own disciplinary work. Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, it has talked or written to 218 officials, adjusted the posts of 21 officials and filed cases against 17 people. The disciplinary authorities across the country have dealt with 5,800 officials, adjusted the posts of 2,500 officials and punished a total of 7,900 people.
This is my brief introduction, thank you all.