(South China Morning Post) The Communist Party issued two sets of guidelines and regulations tightening its grip on cadres' political conduct on Wednesday, calling on members of the decision-making Central Committee to report on each other's discipline violations.
Party chief Xi Jinping explained the new rules by saying that senior cadres, including members of the Politburo Standing Committee, should take the lead in setting a good example of political conduct.
The documents were adopted during the Central Committee's sixth plenum, which wrapped up last week. One set of the documents covers cadres' political conduct; the other dictates internal party supervision.
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"Members of the Central Committee should strictly abide by political discipline and rules," one of the documents said, adding that any Central Committee members who failed to adhere to the rules should be reported to the party's central authority.