Experts laud China's efforts to combat corruption

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-15 00:01:40|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Comprehensive anti-corruption efforts by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government in recent years have achieved remarkable results and the Chinese experience is worth learning from, foreign experts and scholars have said.

In his speech at the fourth plenary session of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the CPC held here on Monday, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, stressed strengthening checks and oversight over the exercise of power as he demanded consistency in full and strict governance over the Party.

Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, stressed upholding and improving the Party and state supervisory systems, adding that the efforts would ensure the Party's line and policies be faithfully followed and provide a strong guarantee to securing a victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and fighting poverty.

Sundar Nath Bhattarai, acting chairman of the China Study Center in Nepal, noted that the Chinese leadership has for years strongly advocated combatting corruption and strict governance, adding that a comprehensive anti-corruption system from the village up to central levels has been established.

The CPC has prioritized anti-corruption work, which provides a strong guarantee for China to deliver on its two centenary goals, Bhattarai said.

Ivona Ladjevac, head of the center for the Belt and Road Initiative at the Institute of International Politics and Economics in Serbia, said that Xi's speech shows China's determination to uphold and improve supervision of the Party and the government.

It also shows that China will continue its anti-corruption campaign and maintain a zero-tolerance stance towards corruption, Ladjevac added.

Adhere Cavince, a Kenyan expert on international relations, said that China's remarkable achievements in combatting corruption has boosted Chinese confidence and provides lessons for the world, especially African countries.

Alexander Zelenkov, an Asia expert at the Voice of Russia radio station, said the results China has achieved in fighting corruption are obvious and impressive.

The Chinese government has attached great importance to anti-corruption and adopted a systematic approach to solving the problem, said Zelenkov, adding that he is convinced that China has found an effective anti-corruption policy suited to its national conditions.

Pierre Picquart, a professor at the University of Paris VIII, said that China's achievements in fighting corruption have improved the transparency of social governance and helped promote social fairness and justice.

China's success in fighting corruption can provide reference for other countries given its status in the world, Picquart said.

Volker Tschapke, former president of the Prussian Society, a German association, said he was impressed by China's anti-corruption campaign and its anti-corruption infrastructure, which have strengthened checks and oversight of power.

It takes tremendous effort and courage to follow through with an anti-corruption drive for such a large country like China, said Tschapke.