China Stresses Constitution's Role in Building Rule of Law
24 October 2014
FILE - China's then Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang attends the opening ceremony of the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
<p>China’s Communist Party leaders have approved a plan to boost rule of law in the world’s second largest economy, which highlights the need to abide by the country’s constitution, according to a communiqué released at the end of top-level meetings this week.</p><p>The party also approved the expulsion of several high-ranking officials during the meetings. However, the list of officials did not include former national security chief Zhou Yongkang, who was widely expected to be expelled at the conclusion of the talks that focused on rule of law for the first time in the party’s history.</p>
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