A National Supervision System Covering State Organs and Public Servants

Xi Jinping: The Governance of China II Updated: 2021-12-24

A National Supervision System Covering State Organs and Public Servants*


January 12, 2016


The Administrative Supervision Law should be modified to reflect the guideline of the CPC Central Committee that the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Ministry of Supervision work as one, with the former performing the functions of Party discipline inspection and government administrative supervision, and being held fully responsible to the Central Committee. All public servants are under supervision. We should follow the Party's unified leadership to improve Party conduct, build a clean and honest government, combat corruption, expand the scope of supervision, integrate supervisory forces, and improve the national organization of supervision agencies, putting in place a national supervision system that covers all state bodies and public servants.

We should strengthen scrutiny within the Party to ensure that the Party was founded for the public good and exercises power for the people. We should strengthen national supervision to ensure that the state apparatus functions and exercises power in accordance with the law. We should expose ourselves more to public scrutiny to ensure that power, which comes from the people, is exercised to serve them. We should combine internal Party supervision with national and public scrutiny, coordinating it with legal, democratic, auditing, and judicial supervision, as well as scrutiny by public opinion, to form a strong force that will help modernize our national governance system and capacity.


* Part of the speech at the Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

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