China to uphold rule of law, while improving socialist system: Report

BEIJING, October 29 (INP): Chinese top leadership at the opening of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee said here that they will focus on upholding rule of law, while improving socialist system, modernizing capacity for governance, as CPC’s major missions.

Advancing the rule of law will play an important role in improving the socialist system with Chinese characteristics and the country’s governance capacity, reports China Economic Net, quoting legal experts.

The Chinese leaders made the remarks before a key meeting of the central leadership, which runs is to continue here till Thursday.

A work report was delivered at the opening of the CPC’s Central Committee, presided over by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, on behalf of their Political Bureau.

The legal experts explained a draft document of the CPC Central Committee’s decision on some major issues concerning how to uphold and improve the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

At the recent meeting of the Political Bureau, leaders agreed that upholding and improving the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and modernizing China’s system and capacity for governance are major strategic missions for the Party.

To achieve these goals, a strong Party leadership and running the country by the rule of law must be upheld, according to a release from the meeting.

“To further advance the rule of law is an essential requirement and key guarantee for improving socialism with Chinese characteristics and governance capacity,” said Ruan Chuansheng, a law professor at Shanghai Administration Institute.

Looking back over the past five years, Ma Yide, a law professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, said the country has made great progress in Party building, legislation and fighting corruption.

“To further advance the rule of law is an essential requirement and key guarantee for improving socialism with Chinese characteristics and governance capacity,” said Ruan Chuansheng, a law professor at Shanghai Administration Institute

Ruan said the new supervisory system serves as an important institutional tool to realize law-based governance and modernize State governance.

“It prevents supervisory commissions from abusing power, and protects the legitimate rights of people under investigation,” he said.

Yang Weidong, a law professor at the Chinese Academy of Governance, said accomplishments in advancing the rule of law in recent years will contribute to the country’s future development in various aspects.

The rule of law and the main theme of the ongoing meeting are inseparable, and they complement one another, he said.

Yang Xiaojun, another law professor at the academy, said, “I’m looking forward to seeing more specifics of advancing law-based governance discussed or issued at the plenary.”

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