BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese leader in charge of disciplinary and supervision work Thursday stressed the need for higher-caliber anti-graft officials in the country's fight against corruption.
He Guoqiang, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remark at a forum with representatives of municipal-district level anti-corruption officials.
He, also head of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, told the anti-corruption officials to stand firm in their faith of socialism and remain vigilant in the fight against corruption.
He said the officials should improve their work skills through theoretical studies and training.
The anti-corruption officials should always be people-oriented and carefully listen to public opinion, He said.
He also told the officials that it was imperative for them to be self-disciplined and clean-handed to show an example.
China trained more than 2,000 anti-graft officials at county level nationwide in 2009 and over 400 officials at city level in this June.
About 850 anti-graft officials at municipal-district level around China are being trained in Beijing currently.