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The CCP Central Committee Is Working on a Code of Conduct for High Ranking Senior Party Leaders

On September 9, 2015, published an article titled, “Who Are the High Ranking Senior Party Leaders for Whom the CCP Central Committee Is Setting up a Code of Conduct?” The article was based on another article, “The Party Central Committee Is Working on a Senior Party Leaders’ Code of Conduct,” which and then Beijing Daily had originally published.

At “the Chinese Communist Party and the World Dialogue 2015” on September 8, 2015, Li Jun, the former vice president of the Party School of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, revealed, "As a result of the anti-corruption campaign that has been taking place since the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, Zhou Yongkang, Xu Caihou, Ling Jihua, Su Rong and other senior leaders were arrested for corruption. The CCP Central Committee then started to study and ponder how to manage well those senior CCP cadres who are in high ranking positions in the Party and the nation." 

According to Li Jun, "The result of that thinking is: ‘If China goes wrong, the problem is within the Chinese Communist Party.’” “The current serious challenge is who will be able to investigate those Party members who have high ranking leadership positions in the Party and in the nation?”

The Party Central Committee is now working on the first code of conduct for the high ranking leaders to follow. The high ranking leaders include not only the provincial and ministerial level officials but also the Party and the state officials who are Politburo Standing Committee members and the Politburo members of the CCP Central Committee. 

Actually, after the CCP’s 18th National Congress in 2012, Xi Jinping sent out the message to “set up rules” for high ranking officials. Xi emphasized, “Never allow the abuse of power for personal gain; never allow the cadres to enjoy privileges.” “Pay particular and serious attention to Xu Caihou’s case. Learn the lessons and reflect deeply. Completely eliminate any impact.” 

Sources:, Beijing Daily and, September 9, 2015