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CPC mulls reform on officials' appraisal system (06/29/09)


BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- China's top Communist Party of China (CPC) officials met Monday to discuss reform of the appraisal system on officials on the basis of merit and transparency.

Presided over by Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, the meeting of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau adopted a document which included instructions on setting up an appraisal system for officials.

The assessment system will put more emphasis on achievements made in "coordinating economic and social development, maintaining social stability, and improving people's livelihood", according to the meeting.

The meeting also recommended stricter oversight by inviting participation from both officials and public in and out of the CPC, according to a statement issued after the meeting.

"Public support should be a more important element in evaluating officials' work," it said.

The CPC would further publicize the content, procedure, means and results of assessment to enhance transparency, according to the meeting.

The appraisal should be an important factor for officials' selection and appointment, the statement said.


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