BEIJING, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Senior officials should remain loyal to the Party and willingly safeguard the authority of the Party's central leadership and the unity of the Party, said a communique issued Saturday after a key meeting.
The Party's leading position should be ensured in all aspects and its role of overseeing all work and coordinating all parties should be guaranteed, said the communique issued after the Seventh Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The Party principles should be upheld and its policies implemented, the document stressed.
All local authorities and departments should carry out the decisions of the CPC Central Committee in the first instance, it said.
Senior cadres should set an example for all Party members to keep the Party and the people at heart and be keenly aware of what should and should not be done.
They should display strong political and moral integrity, obedience to Party disciplines and resistance to corruption, the document said.
Being a party of more than 89 million members and the ruling party leading more than 1.3 billion people in the drive for reform and modernization, without the authority and centralized leadership of the CPC Central Committee and without strict political disciplines, rules and a clean political environment, the CPC would compromise its creativity, cohesion and effectiveness, weaken the foundation and ability of its governance and fail its mission, the document said.
The document called on all Party members to firmly safeguard the authority of the Party leadership, follow its lead and stay in accordance with the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping at the core.