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CCDI: Major Hidden Political Threats Have Been Removed

The sixth plenary session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of Communist Party was held from January 12 to 14, 2016. Xi Jinping spoke at the meeting. Other senior Party leaders including Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, and Zhang Gaoli attended the session. 

The communique released after the conclusion of the session summarized the achievements of China’s anti-corruption efforts in 2015, including intensified supervision and disciplinary inspections at all levels. “The Party Central Committee’s disciplinary investigations of Zhou Yongkang and Ling Jihua removed major hidden political threats in the Party and demonstrated the CPC’s commitment to govern itself strictly.” 
According to analysts, while the term, “hidden political threats,” was used before, the linking of major hidden political threats to identified individuals is very rare.
Source: The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of Communist Party, January 14, 2016