BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Intra-Party democracy is vital to the Communist Party of China (CPC), and is fundamental to a positive, healthy internal political environment, according to a CPC communique issued Thursday.
The Party's various responsibilities concerning decision-making, implementation and supervision must be done in accordance with the democratic principles and procedures stipulated in the Party Constitution and regulations, according to the communique issued after the sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee.
"No Party organization or individual should suppress or undermine intra-Party democracy," it said.
Party authorities at all levels must conduct thorough investigations and research, and solicit opinions from various sides before making any major decisions or arrangements, said the communique.
The rights of Party members to know, participate in and supervise and their rights in election must be ensured, it said, adding that all Party members should equally enjoy their rights stipulated in Party Constitution while performing obligations equally.
"No Party organization or member shall infringe upon the democratic rights of CPC members," noted the document.
The communique required authorities to make it more convenient for Party members to express their opinions and create a "political atmosphere of democratic discussion within the Party."
Party members have the right to, responsibly, expose or report any Party organizations or members breaking the laws or flouting the Party's disciplines, it said.