The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a meeting on Thursday to deliberate three reports.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting.
Among the reports was a comprehensive report that was prepared after the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee heard and discussed the work reports from leading Party members groups of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Supreme People's Court, and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, as well as from the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.
A comprehensive report on the fourth round of disciplinary inspections launched by the 19th CPC Central Committee and a report on the key work of the central leading group on disciplinary inspection in 2019 were also deliberated.
The meeting fully recognized the performance of the leading Party members groups and the CPC Central Committee Secretariat in 2019 and agreed on their work plans for 2020.
The leading Party members groups were asked to follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and closely follow the CPC Central Committee in terms of thinking, political orientation, and actions, according to a statement issued after the meeting.
They were also urged to complete their tasks to secure victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and ensure the full implementation of major policies and decisions made by the CPC Central Committee.
The Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee should center on the work of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and its standing committee, and complete all tasks assigned by the CPC Central Committee, said the statement.
The fourth round of disciplinary inspection launched by the 19th Central Committee of the CPC has achieved remarkable outcomes and played a proven role in political oversight, the meeting noted.
Stressing central Party and state institutions' special and important position in the governance system of the Party and the country, the statement urged them to take the lead in strengthening the political work of the Party and to put in practice the leadership of the Party in all fields and aspects.
The meeting required efforts to rectify problems exposed in the inspections so as to consolidate the achievements of the reform of Party and state institutions and advance the modernization of China's system and capacity for governance.
The meeting acknowledged the performance of the central leading group on disciplinary inspection in 2019 and agreed on its work plan for 2020.
Disciplinary inspection work has been further institutionalized and standardized, becoming more effective, the statement read.
The meeting hailed disciplinary inspections as a sharp weapon for ensuring full and strict governance over the Party and an effective institutional arrangement for identifying problems.
It called for strengthened oversight over the implementation of rules and regulations and the exercise of power.