Chinese, Russian ruling parties need to share experiences: Russian official

Editor: Xueying
Posted November 13, 2016

MOSCOW, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) — The Communist Party of China (CPC) and the United Russia party, both as ruling parties, have a great need to exchange experiences in the field of party construction and control over party members’ political activities, a senior Russian ruling party official said.

The issues of party discipline, and effective work of party members are always in the internal discussions in both parties as well as in exchanges between them, said Sergei Zheleznyak, deputy secretary of the General Council of the United Russia party.

In their dialogue, both parties have paid much attention to interactions among party members, improving governance efficiency and accelerating reforms, he said in a recent interview with Xinhua.

The two parties adopt a common stance in many international political organizations on issues of international security, countering terrorism and extremism, among others, said Zheleznyak, who is also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the State Duma, or the lower house of parliament.

United Russia has been studying carefully China’s anti-corruption experiences under the CPC leadership, he noted, adding it is no coincidence that the CPC leaders have paid so much attention to fighting corruption, “one of the most serious obstacles to the development of any country,” which could also discredit the authority of the party.

The sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee held in late October endorsed Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, as the core leader, Zheleznyak said, adding Xi should have appropriate authority under new circumstances.

“The time itself demands it,” he said.
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