The Communist Party of China (CPC) has announced that it would publicize the affairs of grassroots Party organizations by the end of 2011, a further step in its effort to push forward intra-party democracy.
The decision was made public on Tuesday by He Guoqiang, secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, during a national meeting in Beijing where he laid out a five-point plan on the publication of affairs of grassroots Party organizations.
He said Party organizations at all levels should fully understand and implement a guiding document that was issued by the General Office of the CPC Central Committee in September.
The document called openness in Party affairs the life of the Party and an essential part of the intra-Party democracy, and defined openness in Party affairs as "publication of content, procedures, results and other aspects of Party affairs within a certain scope."
Publishing affairs of grassroots Party organizations was an important measure to expand democracy within the Party at the grassroots level, safeguard the democratic rights of Party members, strengthening intra-Party supervision, and regulating the use of power, the document said.
He urged Party organizations at all levels to meticulously draw up implementation schemes to ensure that the policy of openness in Party affairs would begin in grassroots Party organizations, including those in enterprises, rural areas, government institutions and schools.
He said grassroots Party organizations should willingly publicize its affairs, such as its resolutions, the implementation of these resolutions, and official appointments, in a timely manner except for those concerning classified information of the Party and the state. Source: Xinhuahttp://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2010-12/15/nw.D110000renmrb_20101215_7-01.htm