BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has called on the whole Party to implement the Party's organizational line for the new era and make the Party stronger.
Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at the national conference on organizational work, which was held here from Tuesday to Wednesday.
He required efforts to break new ground in "the great new project of Party building."
"In order to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, our party must have the courage to carry out self-reform to make the Party stronger," Xi said.
Xi stressed the importance of fostering competent officials who are loyal to the Party, have moral integrity, and demonstrate a keen sense of responsibility.
Also, measures should be taken to attract excellent, patriotic, and devoted people, Xi said.
He stressed adhering to the principle of selecting officials on the basis of both integrity and ability, with priority given to integrity, and on the basis of merit regardless of background.
These efforts would ensure a strong organizational guarantee for upholding and strengthening the overall Party leadership as well as upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics, according to Xi.
Wang Huning and Zhao Leji, both members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended the meeting.