The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has issued a trial regulation on the work of Party branches to improve their quality.
According to a statement from the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, this was the first basic and major regulation on the work of Party branches in the Party's history and basic guideline of the building of Party branches in the new era.
According to the CPC Constitution, Party branches are the basic organizations of the Party; they are responsible for directly guiding, managing, and overseeing Party members and for organizing, communicating with, uniting, and serving the people.
"The regulation has clarified the function and position of Party branches, standardized the setup, listed the basic work and key tasks of Party branches in different areas, improved the working mechanism and other rules of the Party branches," the statement said.
The statement said the regulation not only pays attention on the creation of Party branches in traditional areas, but also expands Party building in new fields.
The regulation also makes detailed rules to strengthen the competence of the chiefs of Party branches and requires Party committees and leading Party members groups to enhance the creation of Party branches.