The official newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) published an article Wednesday, hailing the "profound significance" of the new supervision law and calling on anti-graft organs nationwide to implement the spirit of the law. [Special coverage]
The Supervision Law, adopted by China's national legislature Tuesday, will help strengthen the CPC leadership over anti-corruption work, according to the article.
With the new law, the country will form a centralized, unified and efficient state supervisory system, said the article, noting that the law will also provide a solid legal foundation for the country's anti-corruption drive in a new era.
The Supervision Law is a highlight in the reform of the supervisory system. A pilot reform began in Beijing, Shanxi and Zhejiang in December 2016, and then expanded nationwide in November 2017.
Existing supervisory, corruption prevention and control departments within governments and procuratorates were merged into the new supervisory commissions.
The law establishes clear protocols for the functions, responsibilities, supervision and investigation procedures for the new supervisory commissions, said the article, "thus will facilitate more standardized and law-based anti-corruption work."
The new law entrusts supervisory commissions to oversee staff of Party organs, legislatures, governments, courts, procuratorates, political advisory bodies, executives of state-owned enterprises, managing staff of public institutions and mass organizations, among others, in public office.
With supervisory commissions entrusted to oversee all state functionaries, the law will make the supervision more inclusive, so that "power is exercised in an institutional cage," said the article.
The article called on anti-graft organs nationwide to "fully understand the significance and essence of the law, and improve abilities to carry out law-based anti-corruption measures."
The CCDI made changes to its website Tuesday. A new banner was set up on the frontpage to carry the names of both the CCDI and the national supervisory commission. Introduction of the website was revised to incorporate information of the commission.
The CCDI official mobile app was also updated Tuesday, with new logo and name to bear marks of the commission.