Liu Yunshan, center, chairs a CPC meeting in Beijing, Jan. 21. (Photo/Xinhua)
Liu Yunshan, one of the top leaders of the Communist Party of China (CPC), on Tuesday called for a solid effort to carry out the second phase of the country's "mass line" campaign.
Liu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said at a conference on plans for the second phase of the campaign that it has the same basic theme as the first one.
The "mass line" initiative was launched in June 2013, with the aim of making the government more accessible to the general population, while cleaning up four undesirable work styles — formalism, bureaucracy, hedonism and extravagance.
Liu urged government bodies to correct harmful practices, taking consideration of the characteristics of the departments that will carry out the second phase of the campaign.
The campaign so far has targeted a first batch of government organizations including provincial-level departments, and now it will switch to a second batch of lower-level departments and leadership, such as those at city and county-level as well as grassroots units.
Liu asked that the points raised in Monday's address by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, be implemented.
He added that officials and party cadres should seek advice from the public, stressing the role of the public in evaluating and monitoring authorities.
Leaders should also be held to account in the second phase of the campaign, as departments in various levels will be involved, according to Liu.