2018-01-23 09:02:36| From:Xinhua

Chinese President XiJinping stressed the Party's absolute leadership over political and legalwork.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) CentralCommittee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the statement inan instruction read at the central conference on political and legal work, whichopened in Beijing Monday.

He urged law enforcement and judicial agencies to better safeguard thecountry's "political security and social stability," promote justice andguarantee a safe living environment for the people.

Acknowledging the performance of law enforcement and judicial agencies sincethe 18th CPC National Congress in late 2012, Xi urged them to adhere to theParty's leadership and the principle of "placing the people at the center" andto serve in a more preemptive and proactive manner.

More effort will be made to push forward judicial reform, improve socialmanagement and administration of justice, enhance training and management of lawenforcement and judicial agency staff, strictly enforce the law and ensurejustice.

"They should try their best to create a secure political environment, astable social environment and a fair legal environment, and to provide qualityservice for the people," he said.

Xi asked Party committees at various levels to place equal importance ondevelopment and stability.

He urged the Party committees to support all judicial and law enforcementagencies to perform their duties in accordance with the law and resolveinstitutional problems hindering political and legal work.

Xi's instruction was read by Guo Shengkun, head of the Commission forPolitical and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, at the conference.

Attendees agreed that political and legal organs should stick to the Party'sabsolute leadership over political and legal work and observe the principle ofmaking progress while maintaining stability, said a statement issued after themeeting.

Judicial protection of human rights and property rights will be priorities,according to the statement.

Political and legal organs must strive to guard against various risks,comprehensively deepen reform and promote the use of modern technology, thestatement said.

The attendees pledged to work harder to maintain national political securityand social stability, improve their capabilities to serve social and economicdevelopment and protect social fairness and justice, as well as make the publicfeel safer and more satisfied.