In the afternoon of January 17th, the MCC Group convened the 2017 Party Conduct, Honest and Clean Administration Construction and Anti-Corruption Job Meeting in Beijing. An important address was given by China Minmetals General Manager & Party Group Deputy Secretary, MCC Group Party Committee Secretary & President and MCC President Guo Wenqing. China Minmetals Vice General Manager & Party Group Member, MCC Group General Manager and MCC Party Committee Secretary Zhang Zhaoxiang attended the meeting and gave an address. The meeting was also attended by Minmetals Party Group Member and Discipline Inspection Group Leader Lu Weidong, and presided over by MCC Group Party Committee Deputy Secretary and MCC President & Party Committee Deputy Secretary Zhang Mengxing. MCC Party Committee Standing Committee Member and Discipline Inspection Commission Secretary Shi Dexin made a work report entitled ‘Steadfastly Implementing Political Responsibility to Comprehensively Strengthen Party Discipline and Solidly Promoting Party Conduct, and Honest and Clean Administration Construction and Anti-Corruption Work’.
It was put forward at the meeting that it is necessary to comprehensively implement the spirit of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC, all the plenary sessions of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC and the spirit of the 7th Plenary Session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, thoroughly carry out the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s series of important speeches, resolutely maintain the Party Central Committee’s authority with Xi Jinping at its core, implement the political responsibility to comprehensively strengthen Party discipline, seriously construct inner-Party political life, strengthen inner-Party supervision, promote the treatment of both symptoms and root causes, strengthen the supervision of discipline execution and accountability, constantly correct formalism, bureaucracy, hedonism and extravagance, maintain a tough stance on punishing corruption, constantly promote the construction of Party conduct and of clean and honest administration and anti-corruption work, and maintain the enterprise’s development environment with a honest and clean style. All levels of discipline inspection commissions shall strictly implement the job rules of supervision and discipline execution, strengthen the construction of discipline inspection and supervision cadre teams, interpret loyalty with undertaking and welcome the convening of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC with a good mental state and excellent job performance.
In his speech, Guo Wenqing emphasized that main leaders must be models, saying, “It is necessary to follow their hardware”. The main leaders of many enterprises have been in power for a long time; their thoughts are the enterprise’s thoughts, their direction is the enterprise’s direction and their words, deeds and behavior influence large quantities of employees, and this constitutes the shouldering of heavy responsibilities. The main leaders shall take the lead in developing honest politics. If there are problems in the honesty of leading cadres, major hazards are not only created for enterprises, but harm is also brought to the leading cadres themselves, as well as their family members. Whether in MCC or Minmetals, if corruption problems are identified among the leading cadres, they must be dismissed, investigated and treated; it is necessary to take the lead in thoroughly changing the style and keeping up with the Party Central Committee. As required by the Party Central Committee, the President and Party Committee Secretary shall be posts taken by one person, and the General Manager shall take the additional post of Party Committee Deputy Secretary with cross-holding posts. It is necessary to promote the democratic processes and group decision-making level with scientific decision-making and democratic decision-making that can bear the daylight. It is necessary to learn to grow up under supervision and achieve clean performance. No enterprise can be an ‘independent kingdom’. It also is necessary to take the lead in being loyal to the CPC and the General Secretary with heartfelt belief and warm and passionate blood.
Guo Wenqing required the Discipline Inspection Commission Secretary to investigate and deal with cases. The Discipline Inspection Commission Secretary must be truly strict and undertake all the post’s responsibilities. It is necessary to know about all identified problems, completely clear up reports on all the letters and visits, insist on the principles of learning lessons from the past and keeping an eye on the future, and curing the sickness to save the patient. What should be inquired by letter must be inquired as soon as possible, and what hasn’t been dealt with must be resolutely dealt with. Before the end of March, ‘zero storage’ must be realized for loose threads and problems. The Discipline Inspection Commission Secretary’s main responsibilities are to supervise the ‘top leader’ without following the ‘top leader’, in which it is necessary to ‘portray’ the ‘top leader’ and group members, and to report quarterly to the Group in the form of a system. The Discipline Inspection Commission Secretary must shoulder responsibilities, while the MCC Group’s Discipline Inspection Commission must comprehensively assess the Discipline Inspection Commission Secretary and resolutely rectify any shortcomings.
Guo Wenqing emphasized that it is necessary to stress key issues and key links in the construction of a clean and honest administration. It is necessary to pay close attention to enterprises with long-standing losses and long-standing disunity, and projects with long-standing occupied funds. All projects with receivables for more than three years shall be strictly examined. Leading cadres shall be responsible for decision-making investments, and shall be historically responsible where losses are caused for the country. The main leaders shall be organized to specialize. The problems to be dealt with must be dealt with carefully, and the risks and hidden dangers to be checked must be checked carefully. Operating performance with rapid development absolutely cannot cover up inherent problems and risks.
Guo Wenqing said that it is necessary to forge a delicate and sound development environment. On the one hand, it is necessary to resolutely comply with the Central Party Committee’s requirements, keep a tough stance on fighting against corruption, strictly deal with all identified problems and loose threads, establish an environment in which MCC staff dare not, cannot and do not want to be corrupt, and refresh the leading cadres’ work style and image with new thoughts, new realms and new aspects; on the other hand, it is necessary to punish ‘stool pigeons’ spreading rumors to create trouble, turning the facts upside down and colluding with the inside and the outside, so as to uphold healthy tendencies and avoid unhealthy tendencies. The problems occurring in subsidiary enterprises must be reported to the Group at the earliest opportunity. The MCC Party Committee shall practically bear the entity responsibility, forge a delicate and sound development environment, and guarantee that the enterprises make great strides forward and develop rapidly.
In his speech, Zhang Zhaoxiang required MCC’s Party Committees at all levels and all Party members and cadres to learn the spirit of the 6th Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC and the 7th Plenary Session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection as an important political task to be carefully grasped at present and in the future. It is necessary to fully realize the Party Central Committee’s strong resolution and historical undertaking to comprehensively and strictly govern the Party, promote the construction of Party conduct, clean and honest administration and anti-corruption work, strengthen the ‘four consciousnesses’, especially the core consciousness, remain highly consistent with the Party Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core in thought, attitude and action, practically put the insistence of the Party’s leadership into practice, implement the reinforcement of Party construction, strengthen Party self-discipline comprehensively and put it strictly into practice, and thoroughly promote the construction of Party conduct, clean and honest administration and anti-corruption work.
Zhang Zhaoxiang emphasized that absolute loyalty to the CPC is the most important political discipline, the responsibility to manage and govern the Party is the most fundamental political responsibility, and holding the discipline base line is the most fundamental political requirement. It is necessary to demonstrate absolute loyalty to the CPC with practical actions, practically undertake the political duty of comprehensively strengthening Party discipline, constantly increase the intensity of inner-Party accountability, urge responsibilities to be implemented with powerful accountability, and enable the strict investigation default to become a normal state; it is necessary to strictly implement the Several Criteria of the Party’s Political Life Under the New Situation, pay attention to solving highlighted contradictions and problems existing in the Party’s political life, and purifying the enterprise’s political ecology; it is necessary to implement the spirit of ‘Eight-Point Regulation’, constantly grasp work style construction and achieve high standards, high requirements, increased measures and a strong atmosphere; it is necessary to apply ‘four forms’ of supervision and discipline execution, comprehensively reinforce discipline construction, put discipline and manners in first place, enable discipline to become the ruler governing the Party and an unbridgeable bottom line, and insist on and maintain a tough anti-corruption stance without lessening intensity or changing rhythm. It is necessary to fight and eliminate every corrupt phenomenon. It is necessary to carefully implement inner-Party supervision rules, promote and perfect the Party Committee to comprehensively supervise, promote the Discipline Inspection Commission to supervise with specific responsibilities, promote the function supervision of the Party’s work departments, promote the everyday supervision of the primary-level organization and Party member inner-Party supervision system with democratic supervision, deal with and perfect the enterprise’s internal systems, fasten and tightly bind the institutional cages, and intensify the restriction and supervision of power operation.
Zhang Zhaoxiang required leading cadres to be honest and upright, resolutely hold out the bottom lines of law and discipline, maintain political anchoring force from beginning to end, govern enterprises in the right way and be responsible and promising. Discipline inspection and supervision cadres shall be loyal, honest and responsible, firmly focus on central tasks, represent the idea that ‘trust cannot replace supervision’ in the overall process of supervision, discipline execution and accountability, and become a marker post of abiding by the Party Constitution, Party rules and Party discipline. It is necessary to accord with the requirements put forward by General Secretary Xi Jinping regarding the ‘Three Distinguishings’ in the process of promoting the reform of cadres in the deficiency of experience, namely distinguishing errors and mistakes emerging from inexperience with the priority of carrying and trying when cadres are carrying out the reform of the behavior of knowingly violating disciplines and laws; distinguishing errors and mistakes in the superior’s indefinitely limited exploratory tests in the behavior of still violating disciplines and laws through good and evil repute after being prohibited by superiors; and distinguishing unintentional faults to promote development in the behavior of violating disciplines and laws to try to obtain profits for themselves. It is necessary to protect cadres forging ahead while being upright in their daily behavior and decisive and bold in action, undertaking the requirements of persons in charge, being in charge of responsible people and supporting employees.
In his work report, Shi Dexin comprehensively reviewed and summarized MCC’s 2016 Party conduct, honest and clean administration construction and anti-corruption work, and arranged and deployed the main tasks of 2017. First, it is necessary to carry out the spirit of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC, the 6th Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC and the 7th Plenary Session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Second, it is necessary to preserve the implementation of the spirit of the ‘Eight-Point Regulation’ of the Central Government, strengthen work style construction and avoid the rebounding and resurgence of formalism, bureaucracy, hedonism and extravagance. Third, it is necessary to intensify inner-Party accountability and put the political responsibility of comprehensively strengthening Party discipline into practice. Fourth, it is necessary to effectively apply and supervise the ‘Four Forms’ of discipline execution and comprehensively strengthen discipline construction. Fifth, it is necessary to promote discipline inspection system reform and forge a discipline inspection team in order to ease the Party and enable people to have trust.
On behalf of the MCC Group Party Committee, Zhang Zhaoxiang signed the Liability Statement for 2017 Party Conduct and Honest and Clean Administration Construction with leading group members and subsidiary Party committees so as to promote the implementation of the political responsibility to comprehensively strengthen Party discipline.
The meeting was attended by Minmetals Discipline Inspection Group Deputy Group Leader, Supervision Bureau Director General and Inspection Tour Office Director Pan Zhongyi, as well as 185 people including MCC’s leading group, chief engineers, chief assistants, general counsels, chief safety inspectors, assistant chief engineers, subsidiary Party committee secretaries, presidents, general managers, discipline inspection commission secretaries, general managers from regional branch companies, principals of the functional departments of the Headquarters above the level of deputy director, discipline inspection and supervision cadres of the Headquarters and others.
Guo Wenqing gives an important speech
Zhang Zhaoxiang gives an important speech
Zhang Mengxing presides over the meeting
Shi Dexin makes a job report
Panorama of MCC’s 2017 Party Conduct, Honest and Clean Administration Construction and Anti-Corruption Work Meeting