Xinhua recently reported that the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party met on January 23 and reviewed the reports from the Party branches in the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, the State Council, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Supreme Court, and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping chaired the meeting. The Politburo also discussed the domestic and international challenges to China’s national security. It passed the proposed National Security Strategy Outline, which has the goals of improving the socialist system, enhancing the national administrative structure, and modernizing China’s governing capabilities. The cornerstone of the national security strategy is the leadership role of the Chinese Communist Party. The Outline insisted on centralization, efficiency, and high authority as the core leadership principles for national security. The meeting also discussed the outcome of the recent anti-corruption campaign and called for continued enhancements to the political system.
Source: Xinhua, January 23, 2015