From The Standard (Hong Kong):
The ruling Communist Party needs greater debate and “inner-party democracy” to improve the way it governs the country, Vice President Zeng Qinghong said.Speaking ahead of the party’s 17th congress to be held this year, Zeng was quoted by state media Friday as saying party members should not be afraid to speak out.”
Zeng highlighted the importance of inner-party democracy, quoting it as key to the improvement of the party’s creativity, governance capability and official integrity,” Xinhua News Agency said.
Zeng was speaking at the opening ceremony for the new term of a Communist Party school for senior officials. [Full Text]