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Bo Xilai case strengthens rule of law

04-15-2012 20:07 BJT

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Bo Xilai’s case has raised concern both at home and abroad. Major Chinese news articles are stressing the importance of respecting the rule of law and Party discipline. People across the country, including all CPC members, agree that no-one is above the law, and should abide by Party discipline.

In a commentary carried by the People's Daily, it says everyone is equal in terms of the law. There is no privilege in the system and no exceptions in terms of regulations. Anyone who breaks the law shall be convicted and punished. As a basic rule of a modern society, ruled in accordance with the law, all organizations and citizens must strictly abide with legislation. The rule of law is the foundation of the governance of the CPC and critical for realizing long-term stability.

In a populous developing country like China, it is of great significance to promote the rule of law and improve people’s awareness of law, so as to maintain social order and protect state interests and civil rights.

In an important period of social transformation and economic restructuring, the country is facing a new situation amid changes in the administrative system and social structure as well as diversified interests and ideologies. Only when all citizens observe and honor the law, can the country maintain law and order, create a favorable environment, better settle disputes and realize justice and social harmony.

In addition, it is always the outstanding character, that Party organs and members strictly comply with discipline. Observing discipline is a basic requirement for a CPC member. And the top discipline is to follow the Party’s political rules, to stand on the same side of the CPC Central Committee, with Hu Jintao as the general secretary, and fully implement their decisions.

The handling of the Wang Lijun incident, the death of Neil Heywood and Bo Xilai’s case of serious disciplinary violations is a major issue related to Party principles and the law. It has nothing to do with a so-called "political struggle". Any modern state would also deal with such problems according to their respective legislation.

Bo Xilai charged with violation of discipline

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Former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai has been charged with serious violation of Party discipline. The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has decided to suspend his membership on the Central Committee and the Politburo. This is according to the rules of the Party Charter and Case-Handling Regulation of the CPC Discipline Inspection authority. The Party Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has put the case on file for investigation.

CPC Central Committee to probe Bo Xilai

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The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China is investigating the actions of former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai.

Comrade Bo Xilai is suspected of being involved in serious discipline violations. The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has decided to suspend his membership of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and the CPC Central Committee, in line with the CPC Constitution and the rules on investigation of CPC discipline inspection departments. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC will file the case for investigation.

Firmly support correct decision of CPC Central Committee: People's Daily

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), will carry a commentator's article Wednesday calling for firm support for the correct decision of the CPC Central Committee. Full story>>

People's Daily calls for stability after Bo's case exposed

A commentary to be published Thursday by the People's Daily calls for maintaining reform, development and stability after China's leadership announced a decision Tuesday to investigate Bo Xilai for serious violations of discipline. Full story>>

Chinese voice support for decision on Bo's case

China's top leadership's decision to investigate Bo Xilai's serious discipline violations has won support from ordinary Chinese and grassroots officials. Full story>>

Chongqing supports CPC decision to investigate Bo Xilai

Residents of Chongqing have expressed support for the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee's decision to investigate the recently-fired Party chief of the southwestern municipality. Full story>>

Police reinvestigate death of Neil Heywood according to law

Chinese police have set up a team to reinvestigate the case that British citizen Neil Heywood was found dead in Chongqing on Nov. 15, 2011, which was alleged by Wang Lijun who entered, without authorization, the U.S. general consulate in Chengdu on Feb. 6 and stayed there, Xinhua learned from authorities. Full story>>

Editor:Shi Jierui |Source: CNTV

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