BEIJING, July 1 -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) must keep improving itself to ensure its leadership in the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said at a rally on Friday marking the Party's 95th founding anniversary.
Xi said the key to doing things well in China lies in the CPC, which currently has more than 88 million members and 4.4 million Party organizations.
"If we can not manage the Party well and govern the Party strictly, leaving prominent problems within the Party unsettled, our Party will sooner or later lose its qualifications to govern and will unavoidably be consigned to history," warned Xi in his speech at the event in Beijing.
He demanded Party members to become more aware of the need to uphold political integrity, keep in mind the bigger picture, follow the CPC as the core of the Chinese leadership, and act consistently with CPC Central Committee policy.
Citing an ancient Chinese saying which goes "If we can not behave ourselves, how can we ask others to be honest?" Xi demanded an upright Party work style and urged to carry forward the fine tradition of the Party.