BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's top anti-graft body on Sunday issued a communique, stressing adherence to centralized and unified leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The communique was issued after the seventh plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), which was held from Friday to Sunday.
"It is a must to conform with the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, as the core, and maintain solidarity and unity of the Party," said the communique.
To uphold the authority of the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the core is the basic guarantee for adhering to and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics, it said.
To strictly govern the CPC, the communique emphasized to strengthen disciplines in intra-Party political life and reinforce supervision within the Party.
CPC leadership will be weakened if it isolates itself from the people, and the greatest political achievement of the CPC comes from increasing confidence and trust from the public, said the communique.
"Trust cannot take the place of supervision," said the communique, adding that discipline inspection agencies should integrate self-discipline with other forms of supervision, including supervision within the Party and by the society.
It also strengthened selection and promotion of clean officials, and resolutely deepening strict governance of the CPC.