Pilot supervisory reform paves way for national legislation
BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China's pilot reform of supervisory system in three provincial-level regions will pave the way for national legislation, Minister of Supervision Yang Xiaodu said Sunday.
Beijing Municipality and Shanxi and Zhejiang provinces are the first three to pilot this major reform of anti-corruption system. On this basis, China aims to establish a national supervisory commission and create a law on national supervision.
"The pilot work is running smoothly and we will continue to study specific issues and accumulate material for national legislation," Yang told reporters during the annual session of the national legislative.
The pilot work will see the establishment of local supervisory commissions at three levels -- province, city and county -- in order to form an integrated system that is "unified, authoritative and efficient."
The commissions will integrate the functions of discipline inspection, supervision, prosecution and auditing in Communist Party of China (CPC), government and judicial agencies.
As part of major political reforms, supervisory system reform will help strengthen the CPC Central Committee's overall leadership over anti-corruption work, Yang said.
"The legislation on supervision is in essence national anti-corruption legislation, which aims for supervising all civil servants," the minister said.
"To forge iron, one must be strong," Yang said, calling for efforts to build a loyal and clean supervision task force that is also bold in assuming responsibilities.
In the meantime, Yang dismissed speculation that the fight against corruption is fading in China, saying it is groundless and China will unswervingly maintain high pressure against corruption.