China’s Xi stresses principle of democratic centralism in top leadership

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng| Xinhua

Posted on:, December 27th, 2016



Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed the importance of adhering to the principle of democratic centralism.

The Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee should play an exemplary role in sticking to the democratic centralism, Xi told a meeting of the political bureau held on Monday and Tuesday during which members discussed measures to improve intra-Party political life and supervision.
Xi praised the Political Bureau in sticking to democratic centralism in the past, saying it has expanded democracy in many ways, and has advanced a scientific, democratic and legal decision-making process.

He urged the Political Bureau to integrate centralization on a democratic basis.

“Everyone present here is a member of this leadership and should put yourselves in a correct position,” Xi told the Political Bureau members. “No matter what position and how powerful a post one is serving, everyone should implement collectively-made decisions.”

“No matter what kind of decision one is making and what one is doing, it must be done in accordance with the need of the overall situation,” Xi added.


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