BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) -- A People's Daily article has stressed that the proposal on amendments to China's Constitution will ensure the long-term stability of the Party and the country.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee made public its proposal on amendments to China's Constitution on Feb. 25.
The article, which was published Thursday in the CPC flagship newspaper, said the proposal has made a series of major institutional designs, including adherence to Party leadership, oath of allegiance to the Constitution and establishment of supervisory commissions, with the aim of improving the leadership system of the Party and the country, and modernizing China's system and capacity for governance.
A sentence reading "the CPC leadership is the defining feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics" was proposed to be added into the Constitution.
Writing the sentence into the general principles of the Constitution will provide fundamental institutional guarantees for upholding and strengthening overall Party leadership, said the article.
"The leading status of the CPC was established over the long-term practice of leading Chinese people to strive in revolution, construction, and reform. It was the choice of the people and history," it added.
It went on to note that listing the supervisory commissions as a new type of state organ in the Constitution will lay a solid foundation for establishing a centralized, unified, authoritative and efficient oversight system.
"The establishment of supervisory commissions as state organs is a major institutional design to ensure that the fight against corruption goes deep," said the article.