A senior official with the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Sunday told officials to "get straight to the point and add a bit of heat" to self-criticism sessions as part of a broader CPC campaign to fight decadence.
Liu Yunshan, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, told CPC officials to meticulously list their problems and provide thorough analysis of the root causes, amid other preparations for "democratic meetings".
Criticism and self-criticism at intra-Party sessions, or democratic meetings, are part of the CPC's "mass line" campaign that is dedicated to removing undesirable work styles among officials and forging closer Party-people ties.
Launched in June 2013, the campaign has now entered its second phase, which is scheduled to run from January to September and target more low-level departments and leaderships. The first phase focused on central and provincial-level departments.
Party officials are required to "keep doors open" and sincerely listen to suggestions from the masses. Liu said officials have to make sure their problems are acknowledged by the public.
To accurately find problems is an important precondition to go on with self-criticism sessions, Liu said.
Top officials at provincial, city and county-level Party committees shall set good examples and take charge of such activities, Liu said, adding campaign supervisors should be strict to ensure the effectiveness of the campaign and reject formalism during inspections.