Xinhua published an editorial commemorating the third anniversary of Xi Jinping’s Eight Rules established at a Communist Party Politburo meeting on December 4, 2012. The rules were established to curtail corruption among Communist Party members and government officials.
The Eight Rules include travelling with a smaller entourage, having no welcome banner, no red carpet, no ribbon cutting ceremony, and no grand reception. Also Politburo members must comply with the rules themselves before requiring others to do so. The latest statistics show that, from December 2012 until the end of October 2015, the Party handled 104,934 cases of violations which involved 138,867 individuals. 55,289 of them were subjected to the Party’s disciplinary rules. Xinhua stated, “Such efforts and achievements have far exceeded many people’s expectations.”
According to Xinhua, it was because of the worries that corruption would destroy the Party that the Party’s leadership started from themselves and persevered in the anti-corruption campaign.
Source: Xinhua, December 3, 2015