CPC disciplinary body pledges stronger efforts in anti-corruption
Updated 21:25, 16-Jan-2019
The 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) concluded its third plenary session in Beijing on Sunday, vowing to make greater efforts to take forward the anti-corruption campaign.
In a communique released at its conclusion, the anti-graft body of the Communist Party of China (CPC) called for more concrete actions in disciplining CPC members in 2019. 
Specific attention will be paid to corruption in the area of poverty alleviation, according to the communique. 
It also said more targeted work will be conducted in fields directly connected to people's well-being, such as education and medical treatment, environmental protection, and food and drug safety, in the aim of tackling problems that harm the interests of the general public.   
Such efforts must lead to a stronger sense of gain, happiness, and security among the public, read the communique.
It also called for deeper international cooperation on fighting corruption while accelerating the work of hunting corruptive personnel who have fled abroad, recovering ill-gotten gains, and preventing suspects from fleeing China.    
It was also agreed at the plenary session that more innovative measures should be explored in the discipline system to make discipline inspection a daily and long-term job. 
On Friday, during the plenary session, Xi Jinping, Chinese president and general secretary of the CPC, made a speech, urging for the consolidation of efforts in fighting corruption, an improved national inspection system and greater achievements in full and strict governance over the Party. 
The session also promised "zero tolerance" toward staff in the disciplinary system who break the laws and regulations.