Jan. 16, 2018 -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) has beefed up efforts in strict self-governance, presenting a model to the world, international experts have praised.
Ivona Ladjevac, the head of the Institute of International Politics and Economics (IIPE) in Belgrade, Serbia, said she has been impressed by the CPC's anti-corruption campaign, which has been attracting the attention of the Serbian people.
"The Party leadership has been insisting on this strict governance, which is applied in multi-layers, not only those high-ranking party members but also those at lower levels," Ladjevac said.
Xi Jinping, China's president and general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, on Thursday called for more anti-corruption efforts to "fundamentally improve the political ecosystem of the Party" at the second plenary session of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the CPC held in Beijing.
The CPC's fight against both "flies" and "tigers" sends a good message to ordinary people that no one is protected because of his wealth or high-ranking position, according to Ladjevac.
"Parties, regardless of their orientations, should learn from the CPC's organization, their devotion to social and economic development, and their efforts to build a better image for China in the world," she added.
Alexey Maslov, a professor from the Oriental Studies Department at the Russian Higher School of Economics Research University in Russia, told Xinhua that a party should build up its team with stricter discipline and higher standards, when asked to comment on Xi's remarks at the disciplinary session.
The anti-corruption campaign by the CPC shows full determination and no hesitation, he said, adding that under its influence, many cadres have realized it is pivotal to stay loyal to the Party and country "instead of their own wallets."
Maslov noted that China's anti-corruption campaign serves as a reference to Russia, as it is a long-term mission with clear plans and mechanisms, which can be carried out through all local party branches. Without such a mechanism, the Russian government punishes corrupted individuals and cannot eliminate the problem completely, he said.