Party Plenum’s Likely Focus: Rule of Law, Zhou Yongkang

Party Plenum’s Likely Focus: Rule of Law, Zhou Yongkang

Several sources have told the South China Morning Post that this year’s Party Central Committee plenum is likely to focus on rule of law, and may be brought forward from its usual date in September.

It is understood that President may use the meeting to pledge to safeguard the constitution and fight graft, even at the top of government.

This will help to rally the party elite and convince them the investigation into [former security chief ] was part of the campaign to bolster the , not a political as some have suggested, several sources with knowledge of the matter said.

But this emphasis could itself be read as a strike at Zhou:

[…] “To promote the rule of law at this stage means a negation of the legal system over the past years, which was under the control of Zhou,” said one of the sources.

Wang Guixiu, a retired Central Party School researcher, said officials and the public had different perceptions of the rule of law. “The public say it is about putting officials in check, while officials say it is about how to govern the public.” [Source]



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