China News recently reported that Zhou Qiang, Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and the Communist Party Secretary of the Supreme Court Branch, delivered a speech at the National High Court Chiefs’ Conference. He called for “clearly and firmly standing up against” wrongful Western thoughts such as “Constitutional Democracy, the Separation of Powers, and Judicial Independence.” Zhou also called for putting up a decisive fight against the idea and the people with the idea of dismissing the leadership of the Communist Party and the Socialist system. He required the high courts of all provinces to set these tasks as the highest priority on their work agenda. Zhou also asked all courts to include these requirements in the human resources systems to measure candidates in their performance review and promotion processes. Monitoring and accountability mechanisms must also be established.
Source: China News, January 4, 2017