Beijing keeps focus on security, corruption and ‘worst-case scenarios’
Politburo calls for ‘effective measures to prevent and defuse major risks’ during meeting to review inspections of SOEsAnalyst says Xi Jinping’s priorities haven’t changed, with anti-graft campaign ‘a whip to spur cadres to move forward in his direction’China’s Communist PartyWilliam ZhengPublished: 8:00pm, 28 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
“It is crucial to coordinate both development and security, establish bottom-line thinking to deal with worst-case and extreme-case scenarios, take effective measures to prevent and defuse major risks, and firmly maintain the bottom line of safety,” according to a readout of Wednesday’s meeting from official news agency Xinhua.
The main agenda of the meeting, chaired by President Xi Jinping, was to review feedback from 15 top-level inspection teams sent to investigate 30 state-owned enterprises, five state-owned financial institutions and the General Administration of Sport in April. Those inspections concluded last week.The Communist Party’s top anti-corruption body on Tuesday said the teams had “sternly provided” feedback to the sectors investigated on problems that included not being cautious enough about risks.