BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- China has issued a plan on building the rule of law.
The plan to build the rule of law in China (2020-2025), issued by the
Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, states that the rule
of law is a hallmark of human civilization's progress, as well as the
basic way of governance.
It is also an everlasting pursuit of the Party and the Chinese people, it adds.
The plan calls for efforts to resolutely adhere to the path of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics.
It emphasizes that law-based governance in all areas must be elevated
to a position that has overall, strategic and fundamental significance,
as China embarks on a new quest to fully build a modern socialist
The plan lays out basic principles for building the rule of law in
China, including upholding the centralized and unified leadership of the
CPC, following the people-centered philosophy, and focusing on solving
The plan states that effective checks and supervision of the exercise
of power, full protection for the legitimate rights and interests of
the people and the establishment of faith in the rule of law are among
the overall objectives.
A system of distinctively Chinese socialist rule of law shall take
shape by 2025 and be basically formed by 2035, according to the plan.
The plan puts forward reform and development measures in a range of
areas, including comprehensively implementing the Constitution and
putting in place a complete system of laws, an efficient system for law
enforcement, a rigorous legal supervision system, a strong system of
legal guarantee, and a sound system of intra-Party regulations.
It also includes chapters on safeguarding China's sovereignty,
security and development interests in accordance with the law, and
strengthening the Party's centralized and unified leadership over the
initiative to build rule of law in China.
As the first special plan for advancing rule by law in the country
since the founding of the People's Republic of China, the document is a
guiding document for promoting law-based governance in China in the new
era and meets the people's new demands and expectations on democracy,
rule of law, fairness, justice, security and environment, according to
the Office of the Commission for Overall Law-based Governance of the CPC
All localities and departments should formulate implementation plans
in light of their actual conditions to ensure that all planned tasks and
measures are implemented, it said. Enditem