This piece summarizes a speech Xi Jinping gave on what he sees as the proper role of journalism when he was the Secretary of the Ningde Prefecture Party Committee in 1989. In the speech, Xi encourages Party organizations at all levels to strengthen their leadership over journalism, since the media can facilitate the Party and socialist cause by “publiciz[ing] achievements confidently” and serving a “supervision function” to expose corruption.
On a semi-regular basis, the CCP Politburo holds a “study session,” led by an outside academic or government expert on a selected topic. Such sessions are important signals as to what issues the senior leadership find important. The June 18, 2022 session focused on anti-corruption measures within the Party and was led by an official at the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission.
This People’s Daily commentary by Politburo Standing Committee member Zhao Leji discusses the theme of “self-revolution” in the Party and its connection to China’s development.
In the CCP’s effort to build a moderately prosperous society, this document emphasizes and outlines that all Party members will be held accountable for helping eliminate criminals and other bad actors at the grassroots level through strict supervision; the document is part of a larger, earlier campaign to eliminate corruption at all levels of government. This “Notice,” jointly issued by the State Council and Central Committee, disseminates guidance for lower-level provincial, industry and business leaders and organizations implementation of top level instructions.
A lengthy annual work report outlining past year’s achievements, including various disciplinary inspections, improvements in strengthening China’s rule of law, progress on eliminating corruption inside institutions, especially those at the intersection of politics and economics.