BEIJING, Aug. 26 -- The "mass line" campaign of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee should not be reduced to mere formality or conducted in perfunctory way, said a senior official on Monday.
Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, called for deep implementation of general secretary Xi Jinping's instructions for the "mass line" educational campaign, at a symposium on the campaign.
The CPC in June initiated the year-long campaign to strengthen the "mass line", referring to a guideline under which the CPC is required to prioritize the interests of the people.
Liu, head of the campaign team, said meetings of criticism and self-criticism, which is key to the campaign, should "touch upon real problems and reveal mistakes."
People's concerns should be receive active responses and more effort should be made to eliminate formality, bureaucracy, hedonism and extravagance, he said.
Those who knowingly violate Party discipline should be severely punished, so as to encourage the public, Liu said.