THE Beijing municipal party has issued six new anti-corruption edicts in a bid to repair the party's image, tarnished by the scandal involving former party chief Chen Xitong. The edicts were issued after an enlarged meeting of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Communist Party, the Beijing Evening News reported yesterday. 'Summing up the lessons learned from the mistakes of Chen Xitong, the party committee believes actions are now urgently needed,' party secretary Wei Jianxing, who succeeded Chen, told the two-day meeting. 'Leading cadres of the Standing Committee and the Municipal Government must take the lead in practising self-discipline and set a good example,' Mr Wei added. The committee also issued a document calling for greater supervision of the administration and closer co-operation with non-communist parties in the campaign. However the document, titled 'Lessons Learned from the Grave: Mistakes of Comrade Chen Xitong', made no specific references to the mistakes the former party boss allegedly made. Over half of the six edicts carried a strong emphasis on the authority of the party - in particular the leadership of General Secretary Jiang Zemin. The first edict demanded all cadres give their absolute obedience to the 'leadership with Jiang Zemin as its core'. Others focused on cadres' leadership styles. For example, senior cadres were told to consult colleagues when making major financial decisions and warned not to shield family members from investigation or promote proteges and relatives. Candidates not supported by the majority of the Standing Committee should not be put forward for promotion at all, the edicts ruled. Chen apparently promoted many cronies without committee support. The sixth edict forbids cadres from setting up private offices or homes in hotels using public funds. Wining and dining in luxurious clubhouses is also not permitted. Mr Wei said the corruption campaign would continue at least until next spring and cadres who broke the rules would be severely dealt with. There were no indications in the edicts or the document yesterday on whether Chen would be brought to face trial. The meeting also discussed the implementation of two economic plans adopted at last month's fifth plenum of the party's central committee.