President Xi Jinping has stressed the need to enhance the political loyalty of the country’s police force, strengthen them through reform and technology, and run them with strict discipline, at a national conference on public security.
Chinese police must fulfill the duties and tasks of the new era entrusted to them by the Party and the people, said Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission.
The police should ensure the people have a stronger sense of security and create a safe and stable political and social environment to secure a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, deliver on the two centenary goals and realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation, Xi added.
The meeting was held in Beijing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, and Vice Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended the meeting.
On political integrity, Xi demanded the police closely follow the CPC Central Committee in terms of thinking, political orientation, and actions at all times.
The police should ensure that the Party’s lines, principles, policies, and major decisions and plans are implemented to the letter, he said.
He also noted the need to proactively prevent and properly defuse various kinds of social contradictions to guarantee a society of vitality, stability and order.
The police should solve prominent problems that affect the people’s sense of security to honor their obligations of fighting against crime and protecting the people.
Fairness and justice are the lifelines of law enforcement and judicial work, Xi said, demanding efforts to let the people see that justice is served in every case.
Xi also called for deepening the reform of police force in the new era and building a better and more efficient system of public security organs.
Big data should be used as an engine to power the innovative development of public security work and a new growth point for nurturing combat capabilities, said Xi.
He noted that strict discipline over the police should never be loosened, and violations of discipline or law should always be treated without tolerance.
In his closing remarks, Guo Shengkun, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, ordered police force to earnestly study and implement the spirit of Xi’s speech.