全会聚焦全面从严治党（comprehensively strengthen Party discipline）的重大主题，审议通过了两个重要文件－－《关于新形势下党内政治生活的若干准则》《中国共产党党内监督条例》。会议公报表明了中共中央坚定不移推进全面从严治党的政治决心，开创了党的建设新格局和新境界，也将“四个全面”战略布局更加系统地提升到新高度。
党中央权威 the authority of the CPC Central Committee
All Party members should firmly uphold the authority of the CPC Central Committee. Ensuring the authority of the CPC Central Committee and the proper execution of orders of the Party are concerned with the destiny of the Party and the state. They are also concerned with the fundamental interests of the people of all ethnic groups in China, and they are important purposes of strengthening and regulating intra-Party political life.
A leading core is vital to a country and a political party, the entire Party should consciously maintain a high degree of consistency with the CPC Central Committee in thoughts, politics and actions.
Party organizations at all levels and all Party members, especially senior cadres, should conform to the CPC Central Committee and CPC theory, path, principle and policy, as well as decisions made by the CPC Central Committee. Party organizations at all levels and all Party members should firmly follow what the CPC Central Committee advocates, firmly implement what the CPC Central Committee decides, and must not do what the CPC Central Committee prohibits.
党的纪律 Party discipline
Party discipline should be thoroughly enforced with no exceptions made for any organizations or members. Every individual or organization is equal before Party discipline and none enjoys any prerogative. The CPC opposes any act of duplicity or double-dealing, and it will not tolerate deception, exaggeration, hiding the truth, or reporting only good news while holding back the bad. Publicity regarding leaders should be based purely on facts and that boasting should be banned. Leading bodies or officials are prohibited from condoning, abetting, implying or forcing lies from their subordinates under any pretext.
民主集中制 democratic centralism
As an important part of the CPC’s fundamental organization principle of democratic centralism, the collective leadership system must always be followed and should not be violated by any organization or individual under any circumstance or for any reason. Party committees at various levels must adhere to the system, leading officials should enhance their understanding of the overall situation and relevant responsibilities, and to resolutely enforce decisions made by Party organizations.
党内民主 intra-Party democracy
Intra-Party democracy is vital to the CPC and is fundamental to a positive, healthy internal political environment. The Party’s various responsibilities concerning decision-making, implementation and supervision must be done in accordance with the democratic principles and procedures stipulated in the Party Constitution and regulations. No Party organization or individual should suppress or undermine intra-Party democracy.
选人用人 promotion system
Requesting an official post, honor or special treatment is not allowed under any circumstances. Bargaining with Party organizations or disobeying decisions made by Party organizations is forbidden. No one should be allowed to consider Party officials as their private property,there should be no “personal favors” within the Party. Party officials should not act arrogantly before Party members, and Party members should not flatter officials.
权力监督 supervision on power
Supervision is the fundamental guarantee for exercising power properly, as well as a crucial measure for strengthening and regulating political life within the Party. Unrestricted power or any unsupervised Party members are not allowed to exist within the Communist Party of China (CPC). Party organizations and leading officials must not hide violations of Party discipline and laws, or problems reported by Party members, and must deal with such issues in a timely manner. Leading officials involved in issues reported should not participate in, intervene or meddle with investigations.
In efforts to clean up Party politics, leading officials are banned from using their positions to seek benefits for friends and family. Family members and friends of leading officials will be banned from interfering in the work of leading officials, including personnel arrangements.
The Party will stick to the policy of “no restricted zones, full coverage and zero tolerance” in its fight against corruption. There will no longer be any place for corrupt officials to hide in the Communist Party of China (CPC).
党内监督 intra-Party supervision
No prohibited zone or exception will be allowed in intra-Party supervision. Intra-Party supervision should be carried out in accordance with regulations and by observing the principles of democratic centralism, top-down organizational supervision, democratic supervision from the bottom to the top, and peer review or critique.
The mission of intra-Party supervision is to ensure the Party Constitution, its regulations and code of conduct are enforced effectively; to maintain Party unity and solidarity; and, primarily, to resolve Party leadership enervation and slackness in Party building and governance as well as discipline slackening.
Intra-Party supervision should focus on Party members’ observance of the Party Constitution and rules as well as the country’s Constitution and laws, adherence to the centralized and unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee, official’s integrity and self-discipline, and impartial exercise of official power.
领导核心 core of the leadership
All CPC members should closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core. Party members should become more aware of the need to uphold political integrity, keep in mind the bigger picture, follow the CPC as the core of the Chinese leadership and act consistently with CPC Central Committee policy. Party members should resolutely safeguard the authority of the CPC Central Committee and its central, unified leadership while pushing forward the comprehensive and strict governance of the Party. Together we must build a clean and righteous political environment, and ensure that the Party unites and leads the people to continuously open up new prospects for socialism with Chinese characteristics.