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Chinese senior official urges steady efforts to promote judicial reform

BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) — A senior Chinese official Tuesday called for steady, active efforts to build a just, efficient and authoritative socialist judicial system.

Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the comment when presiding over a meeting here on judicial reform and work.

He called for intensified efforts to implement the decisions of the CPC Central Committee, get an accurate understanding of the right direction of reform, and carry out research and analysis.

Deepening judicial reform serves the urgent needs to consolidate state power, carry out the basic policy of governing the country by law, and to ensure social fairness and justice, according to Zhou, who is also the secretary of the CPC Central Political and Legislative Affairs Committee.

Judicial reform matters China’s long-term stability, social harmony and stability, as well as direct interests of the public and the development and progress of the country’s political and legislative work, he stressed.

Reform should reflect opinions and suggestions from all social strata and be in line with national conditions and public opinions, he said.

He also called for efforts to gather the strength and pool the wisdom of the masses in the reform process and ensure reform had practical effects.

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