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Please make the article “Central Politburo of the CCP: Formation of Intra-Party Cliques Will Absolutely Not Be Tolerated” a sticky post. Note and thoroughly examine comments on interactive sections. (December 29)
Xinhua reports on a recent CCP Politburo meeting and subsequent circular reiterating Party discipline amid Xi’s anti-corruption campaign, and warning that cliques within the Party will not be tolerated:
Political discipline should be further enhanced and fractions within the Party that are organized for personal gain are “absolutely not tolerated,” a key meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was told.
“Despite a certain amount of control over undesirable work styles and corruption, the entire Party should keep its cool in the still arduous and complicated anti-graft fight,” said a statement released Monday after a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
“Discipline should be put in a more prominent position so as to strengthen restraints on Party officials and members through strict and clear rules,” the statement said.
“Organizing cliques within the Party to run personal businesses is absolutely not tolerated,” it said.
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