Cadres 'lack seriousness'

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 27 July, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 27 July, 1997, 12:00am

SENIOR Politburo member Li Ruihuan has criticised several party colleagues and officials for being too dogmatic and lacking the seriousness needed for the country's development.

Mr Li, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference told its standing committee that impractical discussions and false information would not solve the problems the mainland faced in the process of developing a market economy.

Debate has been continuing in Beijing over how the country should continue its reform programme, to be decided in the upcoming 15th Party Congress.

Mr Li said that rampant falsification of statistics had made it difficult to obtain the truth from Chinese leaders.

'Some departments have either dared not to spend enough time on research work or have been doing it the wrong way,' Mr Li said.

He called on his colleagues to improve their method of work and to boost job efficiency through study and careful research.

Two big leaps in the history of the Communist Party resulted from serious reviews of previous experiences, Xinhua (the New China News Agency) quoted Mr Li as saying.

Such reviews had led to the establishment of the new democratic revolution of the 7th Party Congress and the promotion of a reform program at the third plenary session of the 11th Party Congress, Mr Li said.