The Chinese Communist Party Disciplinary Regulations

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Title: The Chinese Communist Party Disciplinary Regulations
Promulgating Entities:The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
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Promulgation Date: 2015-10-21
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Source of text: http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-10/21/c_1116897567.htm

Contents

Part 1: General Provisions

Chapter I: Guiding ideology, principles and scope of application

Chapter II: Disciplinary violations and disciplinary sanctions

Chapter III: Rules for the use of disciplinary sanctions

Chapter IV: Disciplinary sanctions against party members who break the law or commit crimes

Chapter V: Other provisions

Part 2: Specific Provisions

Chapter VI: Sanctions for conduct violating political discipline

Chapter VII: Sanctions for conduct violating rganiszational discipline

Chapter VIII: Sanctions for conduct violating integrity discipline

Chapter IX: Sanctions for conduct violating discipline in relations with the masses

Chapter X: Sanctions for conduct violating work discipline

Chapter XI: Sanctions for conduct violating lifestyle discipline

Part 3: Supplementary Provisions

The Chinese Communist Party Disciplinary Regulations

Part 1: General Provisions

Chapter I: Guiding ideology, principles, and scope of application

Article 1: These rules are formulated in accordance with the Constitution of the Communist Party, in order to protect the Party's Constitution and other rules, the solemnity of Party discipline, and the purity of the organization; in order to protect Party members' democratic rights, to teach Party members to respect discipline and abide by the law, to protect the unity of the party, and to ensure implementation of the Party's political line, guidelines, policies, resolutions, and national law.

Article 2: These regulations are guided by Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory and the major idea of “Three Represents,” and a scientific outlook on development to thoroughly implement the spirit of General-Secretary Xi Jinping's important series of speeches , and implement the comprehensive, strategic deployment for strict Party governance.

Article 3: The Party Constitution is the most basic internal Party regulation, it is the general rules for the governance and administration of the Party. The Party's disciplinary regulations are rules for conduct which must be respected by organizations at all levels and the entire Party membership. Party organizations and Party members must conscientiously obey the Party Constitution, strictly implement and maintain Party discipline, and conscientiously accept the restrictions of Party discipline, modelling compliance with national laws and regulations.

Article 4: Party discipline sanction efforts shall adhere to the following principles:

(1)The Party will manage and strictly govern the Party. Strengthen education, management and supervision of all levels of Party organization and of all Party members, putting discipline regulations at the forefront and emphasizing nipping things in the bud.

(2) All are equal before Party discipline. Discipline must be enforced sternly and justly for violations of Party discipline by Party organizations and Party members, and internally the Party must not allow any Party organizations or Party members who do not accept the restraint of discipline.

(3) Seeking truth from facts. Violations of Party discipline by Party organizations and Party members shall be based on the facts with the Party Constitution,internal regulations, and State laws and regulations as their measure; correctly determining the type of discipline violation and distinguishing between different situations, to make an appropriate disposition.

(4) The System of Democratic Centralism. In carrying out Party disciplinary sanctions, decisions shall proceed by way of collective discussion in a Party organization in accordance with the prescribed procedures, and decisions and approvals by any individual, or small number of people,acting on their own are not permitted. Where a higher level Party organization issues a decision on the handling of violations by Party organizations or Party members, lower level Party organizations must enforce it.

(5) Learning from past mistakes to prevent future error, curing the illness to save the patient. The handling of violations of Party discipline by Party organizations and Party members, shall combine punishment and education, so that justice is tempered with mercy [宽严相济].

Article 5: These Regulations apply to violations of Party discipline by Party organizations and Party members for which Party disciplinary responsibility shall be pursued.

Chapter II: Disciplinary violations and disciplinary sanctions

Article 6: Party organizations and Party members who violate the Party constitution and other internal Party regulations, who violate State laws and regulations, who violate Party and State policies, who violate socialist ethics,or whose conduct harms the interests of the Party, the State, or the people, shall be handled or sanctioned according to Party disciplinary rules and must all be held accountable.

Article 7: Types of disciplinary sanctions for Party members:

(1) Warnings;

(2) serious warnings;

(3) Removal from internal Party positions;

(4) Party probation;

(5) Expulsion from the Party.

Article 8: Disciplinary handling measures for Party organizations that seriously violate Party discipline:

(1) restructuring;

(2) dissolution.

Article 9: Within one year of receiving a warning, or within one and a half years of receiving a serious warning, Party members must not be promoted in Party positions or be recommended for posts higher than that they originally served in organizations outside the Party.

Article 10: The sanction of removal from internal Party positions refers to removal of sanctioned Party members from an internal Party position attained through internal Party elections or organizational appointment. For those who hold more than one position in the Party, the Party organization shall clarify whether removal is from all positions or certain positions, at the time the removal decision is made. If the decision is for removal from a certain position, it must be removal from the highest position they serve in. If the decision is for removal from two or more positions, it must begin with the highest position they serve in, and work successively down. For those who hold positions in organizations outside of the Party, it shall be recommended to the outside organization that corresponding sanctions be made in accordance with provisions.

Where the punishment should be removal from internal Party positions, but the person does not serve in any internal Party positions, a sanction of a serious warning shall be given. Of these, for those who hold positions in organizations outside of the Party, it shall be recommended that the outside organization remove them from the external positions.

Where Party members are removed from internal Party positions, or receive serious warnings in accordance with the preceding paragraph, they must not serve in an equivalent or higher position in the Party, or be recommended for serving in such a position in an external organization, for two years.

Article 11: The sanction of Party probation is divided into 1 year and 2 year Party probation. Where Party members given 1 year of Party probation still do not meet the requirements for recovering the rights of Party membership at the completion of this period, the period of Party probation shall be extended by one year. The period of Party probation must not exceed 2 years at the longest.

Party members have no rights to cast votes [on decisions], vote in elections, or stand for election, during the period they are under Party probation. Where during the period of Party probation they truly demonstrate reform, their rights as a Party member are recovered at the completion of the period; where they persist in not reforming or where other conduct violating discipline is discovered that should receive Party sanctions, they shall be expelled from the Party.

Party members given Party probation as a sanction are naturally removed from internal Party positions. For those who hold positions in organizations outside of the Party, it shall be recommended that the outside organization remove them from the external positions. After Party members given Party probation recover their rights of Party membership,they must not serve in an equivalent of higher position in the Party, or be recommended for serving in such a position in an external organization, for two years.

Article 12: Party members expelled from the Party must not newly reenter the Party for 5 years. Where other provisions provide that reentry to the Party is not allowed, follow those provisions.

Article 13: Where representatives of any level of Party Congress receive sanctions of Party probation or higher (including Party probation) the Party organization shall terminate their standing as a representative.

Article 14: For Party organization leading institutions that seriously violate Party discipline and cannot make corrections themselves, a restructuring shall be made. Members of leading institutions of party organizations that receive a restructuring disposition, shall not only receive sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or higher (including removal from internal Party positions) but also naturally be relieved of duties.

Article 15: Party organizations where all or many of the Party members seriously violate discipline, shall be dissolved. Members of Party organizations that have been dissolved shall be individually inspected. Of these, those eligible for Party membership shall be newly registered and shall join a new organization for Party life; those not eligible for Party membership shall be educated and make corrections in a set time, and those who still do not turn around upon education are to be asked to resign or removed from the rosters; those with violations of discipline are to be pursued in accordance with provisions.

Chapter III: Rules for the use of disciplinary sanctions

Article 16: In any of the following circumstances, sanctions may be mitigated or commuted:

(1) One actively confesses their own problems which shall receive Party disciplinary sanctions;

(2) One reports problems of others in the same case, or others, that shall receive Party discipline sanctions, or for which legal responsibility should be pursued, and these are verified;

(3) One actively redresses losses, eliminates harmful impacts, or effectively obstructs the occurrence of harmful consequences;

(4) One actively hands over earnings from violations of discipline;

(5) Other meritorious services.

Article 17: Based on special circumstances of a case, Party members may be given sanctions commuted outside the range provided these Regulations, by decision of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection or the provincial (ministry) level Commission for Discipline Inspection's (but not including sub-provincial city Commissions for Discipline Inspection) and report for approval to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Article 18: Party members who should receive sanctions of warnings or serious warning for violations of Party discipline, but have any of the circumstances provided for in article 16 of these Regulations, or where there are other provisions in the specific provisions of these Regulations, may be given criticism and education or an organizational disposition, and waive Party discipline sanctions. For Party members who violate discipline and have sanctions waived, a written conclusion shall be issued.

Article 19: In the following circumstances, the sanction shall be heavier or aggravated [going into a higher level of punishment]:

(1) Not coming together or accepting guidance during the process of centralizing and correcting discipline;

(2) Coercing or inciting others to violate discipline;

(3) Where otherwise provided by these regulations.

Article 20: Where after having been sanctioned for intentional violations of discipline, one again intentionally violates discipline and shall receive sanctions, the sanction shall be heavier.

Where, after Party members have received party discipline sanctions for violations of discipline, they are again discovered to have violations of discipline from before the sanction that shall receive Party discipline sanctions, the sanction shall be heavier.

Article 21: Mitigated sanctions refers to giving a lighter sanction within the range of sanctions that these Regulations provide shall be given for a violation of discipline.

Heavier [heavy] sanction indicates giving a heavier punishment within the range of sanctions that these Regulations provide shall be given for a violation of discipline.

Article 22: Commuted sanction refers to giving a sanction commuted to one level of punishment lower, outside the scope of sanction that these Regulations provide shall be given for that violation of discipline.

Aggravated sanctions refers to giving a sanction one punishment level above, outside the scope of sanctions that these regulations provide shall be given for the violation of discipline.

The provisions of the first paragraph on commutation of sanctions are not applied for violations of discipline for which these Regulations provide only the single sanction level of expulsion from the Party,

Article 23: Where a single person has two or more (including 2) types of discipline violation provided for in these Regulations that shall receive Party discipline sanctions, they shall be handled together, with a sanction given at the level above the highest allowed for any single violation of discipline; where any of the discipline violations should receive expulsion from the Party, the sanction given shall be expulsion from the Party.

Article 24: Where a single violation of discipline simultaneously violates two or more (including 2) articles of these Regulations, it is to be identified and sanctioned in accordance with the article which provides for the heavier sanction.

Where the elements for constituting a discipline violation provided for in one article are entirely included within the elements for constituting a discipline violation provided for in a different article, and the special provisions and ordinary provisions are inconsistent, apply the special provisions.

Article 25: Where two or more (including 2) people jointly and intentionally violate discipline, the primary actors are given a heavier sanction except as otherwise provided in these Regulations; other members are given sanctions in accordance with the role they played and their responsibility in the violation of discipline.

Where there are joint discipline violations in the economic area, sanctions are to be given in accordance with individuals' earnings and the role they played. For the ringleader of a group discipline violation, sanctions are in accordance with the total amounts for the group violation; for other principals in the joint discipline violation, where the circumstances are serious, sanctions are in accordance with the total amounts for the joint violation.

Those who instigate others to violate discipline shall be held responsible for Party discipline in accordance with the role they played in the joint violation of discipline.

Article 26: Where leading institutions of Party organizations collectively make decisions that violate Party discipline, or carry out other conduct violating Party discipline, member who have shared intent are handled as joint discipline violators; members who negligently violated discipline are given sanctions in accordance with the role they played and the responsibility they bear in the group violation of discipline.

Chapter IV: Disciplinary sanctions against party members who break the law or commit crimes

Article 27: Where Party organizations discover during discipline inspections that Party members are suspected of crimes provided for in the Criminal Law such as corruption, bribery, or dereliction of duty; they shall be given a sanction of removal from internal Party positions, Party probation, or expulsion from the Party.

Article 28: Where Party organizations discover during discipline inspections that Party members have conduct provided for in the Criminal Law, and that while a crime is not constituted, they must be pursued for Party discipline liability, they shall be given a sanction of a warning through expulsion from the Party, in light of the severity of the circumstances.

Article 29: Where Party organizations discover during discipline inspections that Party members have other unlawful conduct, impacting the Party's image, or harming the interests of the Party, State, or people, they shall be given a Party discipline sanction in light of the severity of the circumstances.

Where there are conditions for the loss of Party membership, or conduct seriously harming the Party's image, they shall be expelled from the Party.

Article 30: Where a Party members pursued for party discipline is suspected of breaking the law or committing a crime, it shall be promptly transferred to the relevant State organs for handling in accordance with law. Where it is necessary to give an administrative sanction or other disciplinary sanction, a recommendation shall be submitted to the relevant organ or organization.

Article 31: Where Party members are arrested in accordance with law, the Party organizations shall suspend their rights as Party members such as to cast votes [in decisions],vote in elections, or stand for election, in accordance with the scope of their management authority. Where, on the basis of the outcome of the judicial organs' handling, they may recover the rights of Party membership, they are to be promptly recovered.

Article 32: Where the circumstances of Party members' crimes are slight and the people's procuratorate lawfully decides to not prosecute, or the people's courts lawfully reach a guilty verdict that waives penalties, they shall be given a sanction of removal from internal Party positions, Party probation, or expulsion from the Party.

Party members that commit crimes and are only given fines are handled in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.

Article 33: In any of the following circumstances where a Party member commits a crime, a sanction of expulsion from the Party shall be given:

(1) Where they were lawfully sentenced to a principle penalty found in the Criminal Law (including announced suspended sentences) for the intentional commission of a crime;

(2) Where they were deprived of political rights, either alone or as a supplementary punishment;

(3) Where they were lawfully sentenced to more than 3 years (not including 3 years) imprisonment for a crime of negligence.

Those sentenced to 3 years or less imprisonment (including 3 years) for a crime of negligence, or sentenced to controlled release or short-term detention, shall usually be expelled from the Party. For individual cases where they might not be expelled from the Party, the provisions on scope of authority for approving Party sanctions shall be consulted, and a report made to the Party organization at the level above for approval.

Article 34: Where Party members are pursued for criminal responsibility in accordance with law, the Party organizations shall follow the provisions of these Regulations to give Party discipline sanctions or organizational handling on the basis of the judicial organs' effective judgment, ruling, or decision, and their identification of facts, character, and circumstances.

Where Party members receive administrative punishments or administrative sanctions in accordance with law, Party discipline responsibility shall be pursued and the Party organizations may give Party discipline sanctions or organizational handling, in accordance with this Regulation on the basis of, and after verifying, the facts, character, and circumstances identified in the effective administrative punishment or administrative sanction decision.

Where Party members violate State laws or regulations, or violate the charter system of an enterprise, public institution, or other social organization, and receive other disciplinary sanctions; they shall be pursued for Party discipline responsibility, and the Party organizations may give Party discipline sanctions or organizational handling in accordance with these Regulations after verifying the facts, character, and circumstances identified in the administrative sanction decision.

Where judicial or administrative organs and the like lawfully modify an effective judgment, ruling or decision, etc., after Party organizations have issued a Party discipline sanction or organizational disposition decision, and it impacts the original Party discipline sanction or organizational disposition decision; Party organizations shall newly issue an appropriate handling on the basis of the modified effective judgment, ruling, decision, etc.

Chapter V: Other Provisions

Article 35: Provisional Party members who violate party discipline, where the circumstances are more mild, may retain their standing as provisional Party members, and the Party organizations shall criticize and educate them or extend their period of provisional membership; where the circumstances are more serious, their standing as provisional Party members shall be withdrawn.

Article 36: Party members that disappear after violating discipline, shall be dealt with differently according to the circumstances:

(1) those with serious violations who shall be expelled from the Party, shall be expelled from the Party by decision of the Party organizations.

(2) In situations other than that provided for in the preceding item, where the period of disappearance exceeds six months, the Party organizations shall follow the Party Constitution to remove them from the rosters.

Article 37: Where Party members die before the Party organizations make a sanction decision, or where serious violations of discipline are discovered after their death, and they should be expelled from the Party, they are to be expelled from the Party; where they should be given a sanction of Party probation or lower (including Party probation), a written conclusion is to be made but no further discipline sanction given.

Article 38: Distinctions between persons responsible for discipline violations:

(1) "Those directly responsible" refers to Party members or leading cadres Party members who do not perform or incorrectly perform their duties, and play a decisive role in causing harm or consequences, within the scope of their duties.

(2) "Primary leadership responsibility" refers to leading cadre Party members who do not perform direct management work or incorrectly perform their duties, and bear direct leadership responsibility for causing harm or consequences, within the scope of their duties.

(3) "Important leadership responsibility" refers to leading cadre Party members who do not perform or incorrectly perform their duties in management work they should do, or in participating in decisions, and bear secondary leadership responsibility for causing harm or consequences, within the scope of their duties.

Leadership responsibility as used in these Regulations includes those with primary leadership responsibility and important leadership responsibility.

Article 39:“Active confession" as used in these Regulations refers to Party members suspected of discipline violations confessing their own problems to the relevant organization before the organization has done preliminary verification, or confessing problems that the organization has not yet grasped during the period for preliminary investigation, case-filing and investigation of their problems.

Where, during the course of preliminary verification, case-filing and investigation, Party members suspected of violating discipline can cooperate with the investigation efforts, and truthfully recount the principle facts of the discipline violations that the organization already has a grasp on, their sanction may be mitigated.

Article 40: Calculation of economic losses is primarily a calculation of direct economic losses. 'Direct economic losses" refers to the actual value of losses to assets that have a direct causal connection to the violation of discipline.

Article 41: Economic benefits obtained from violations of discipline shall be paid over or restitution ordered.

Positions, titles, degrees, prizes, credentials, and other benefits obtained through violations of discipline shall be corrected in accordance with provisions by the discipline inspection organ handling the case or on the recommendation of the discipline inspection organ at the level above to the relevant organization, department, or unit.

For Party members who are dealt with in accordance with articles 36 or 37 of these provisions, the benefits that are confirmed upon investigation to have been obtained through the violation of discipline, are to be handled in accordance with these Regulations.

Article 42: After a Party discipline decision is issued, it shall be announced to the fully body of Party members of the basic level organization in which the sanctioned Party member is based, and to the individual, within one month, and the sanction decision is to be put in the file of the sanctioned person in accordance with the scope of cadre management authority and organizational relationships; for those who have received sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or higher (including removal from internal Party positions), formalities for the modification of their positions and salary shall also be completed within one month; where removal from or adjustment of positions outside the Party are involved, it shall be recommended that the external organization promptly remove them from, or adjust, the external position. In special situations, upon the approval of the organization that made or approved the sanction decision, the period for handling may be appropriately extended. At its longest, the handling period must not exceed 6 months.

Article 43: Organs enforcing Party discipline sanction decisions, or the units of Party members receiving sanctions, shall report within 6 months on the enforcement of the sanction decision to the organ that made or approved the sanction decision.

Article 44:The General Provisions of these Regulations are applied to other internal Party regulations that have Party discipline sanctions, except where other internal Party regulations published by the Party Central Commission specially provide otherwise.

Part 2: Specific Provisions

Chapter VI: Sanctions for conduct violating political discipline

Article 45:Those using of methods such as information networks, radio, television, periodicals, books, lectures, forums, report meetings, or symposia to openly publish articles, speeches, manifestos, declarations, and the like, upholding Bourgeois liberalization, opposing the four cardinal principles, opposing the Party's policy of Reform and Opening,are to be expelled from the Party.

Where the articles, speeches, manifestos, declarations, and the like, listed in the preceding paragraph are released, broadcast, or published in periodicals or books, or where conditions are provided to facilitate the above acts; those with direct responsibility and leadership responsibility are to be given sanctions of serious warnings or removal from internal Party positions; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of Party probation or expulsion from the Party are given.

Article 46:Where there are any of the following acts through methods such as information networks, radio, television, periodicals, books, lectures, forums, report meetings, or symposia, and the circumstances are more minor, warnings or or serious warnings are to be given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, they are expelled from the Party.

(1) Openly publishing articles, speeches, manifestos, declarations, and the like that go against the four cardinal principles, go against or distort the Party policy of Reform and Opening, or having other serious political issues.

(2) Making a mockery of the Party Central Committee's major directives, undermining the the Party's centralism and unity.

(3) Vilifying the Party or State's image, or disparaging, and slandering Party or State leaders, or distorting Party or military history.

Where content listed in the preceding paragraph is released, broadcast, or published in periodicals or books, or where conditions are provided to facilitate the above acts; those with direct responsibility and leadership responsibility are to be given sanctions of serious warnings or removal from internal Party positions; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of Party probation or expulsion from the Party are given.

Article 47:Where books, periodicals, a/v products, electronic text, or online a/v materials with any of the content provided for in article 45 and 46 are created, sold, or transmitted, warnings or serious warnings are to be given where the circumstances are more minor; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Where books, periodicals, a/v products, electronic text and the like, with any of the content provided for in article 45 and 46 are carried or mailed into the mainland, warnings or serious warnings are to be given where the circumstances are serious, and sanctions of removal from internal Party positions, Party probation or expulsion from the Party are given.

Article 48:Where serious negative impact is caused by organizing or participating in assemblies, protests, or demonstrations opposing the Party's basic theories, line, creed, experience, and requirements, or major directives or policies; or by using methods such as lectures, forums, reports, or symposia to oppose the Party's basic theories, line, creed, experience, and requirements, or major directives or policies; the masterminds, organizers, and core participants are to be expelled from the party.

Where the circumstances are more minor, other participants or those who supported the activities mentioned above by providing information, materials, assets, or premises, are to be given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are more serious, they are to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, they are to be expelled from the Party.

Sanctions may be waived or not given for those who were coerced into participation without understanding the truth of the matter, who show remorse and repentance after criticism and education.

Where the circumstances are more minor, those participating in other assemblies, protests, or demonstrations without the permission of their organization, are to be given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are more serious, they are to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, they are to be expelled from the Party.

Article 49: Where organizing or participating in organizations aimed at opposing Party leaders, opposing the socialist system, or antagonizing the government, the masterminds, organizers, or core participants, are expelled from the Party.

Where the circumstances are more minor, other participants are to be given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are more serious, they are to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, they are to be expelled from the Party.

Article 50:Where organizing or participating in secret societies or cult organizations, the masterminds, organizers, or core participants, are expelled from the Party.

Where the circumstances are more minor, other participants are to be given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are more serious, they are to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, they are to be expelled from the Party.

Sanctions may be waived or not given for participants who did not understand the truth of the matter, who show remorse and repentance after criticism and education.

Article 51:Those organizing secret groups within the Party, or organizing other activities to divide the Party, are to be expelled from the Party.

Those joining secret groups within the Party, or participating in other activities to divide the Party, are to be given Party probation or expelled from the Party.

Article 52:Those creating groups, forming cliques for personal gain, putting together factions, or cultivating private power within the party, or those seeking political capital by means such as exchanging interests or generating prestige in themselves, are to be given sanctions of serious warnings or removal from internal Party positions; where the circumstances are serious, they are given Party probation or expelled from the Party.

Article 53:Where they exhibit any of the following conduct, those with direct responsibility and leadership responsibility are to be given sanctions of serious warnings or removal from internal Party positions; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of Party probation or expulsion from the Party are given:

(1) refusing to implement Party or State directive or policies, as well as deployments for major decisions;

(2) intentionally making decisions contrary to Party or State directive or policies, as well as deployments for major decisions;

(3) Making decisions of one's own accord on, or outwardly expressing stances on, major political issues that should be Decided by the Party Central committee.

Article 54:Where incidents are provoked by sowing discord in ethnic relations or ethnic separatist events are participated in, the masterminds, organizers, or core participants, are expelled from the Party.

Where the circumstances are more minor, other participants are to be given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are more serious, they are to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, they are to be expelled from the Party.

Sanctions may be waived or not given for those who were coerced into participation without understanding the truth of the matter, who show remorse and repentance after criticism and education.

Where the circumstances are more minor, participants in other actions that violate Party or State policies on ethnicities are to be given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are more serious, they are to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, they are to be expelled from the Party.

Article 55:Where religious activities are organized or exploited to oppose the Party line, directives, policies, and resolutions, undermining ethnic unity, the masterminds, organizers, and core participants are to be given sanctions of Party probation or expelled from the Party.

Where the circumstances are more minor, other participants are to be given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are more serious, they are to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, they are to be expelled from the Party.

Sanctions may be waived or not given for those who were coerced into participation without understanding the truth of the matter, who show remorse and repentance after criticism and education.

Where the circumstances are more minor, participants in other actions that violate Party or State policies on religion are to be given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are more serious, they are to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, they are to be expelled from the Party.

Article 56:Where religious clan forces are organized or exploited to confront the Party and government, impeding the implementation of the Party and State's directives, policies and deployment for major decisions, or undermining the establishment of basic level Party organizations, the masterminds, organizers and core participants are to be given sanctions of Party probation or expulsion from the Party.

Where the circumstances are more minor, other participants are to be given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are more serious, they are to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, they are to be expelled from the Party.

Sanctions may be waived or not given for those who were coerced into participation without understanding the truth of the matter, who show remorse and repentance after criticism and education.

Article 57:Those resisting organizational inspection that have any of the following conduct are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more minor;where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given:

(1) Collusion or fabricating, destroying, transferring, or concealing evidence;

(2) Obstructing others from uncovering and denouncing,or from providing evidence;

(3) harboring people in the same case;

(4) Providing false circumstances or concealing facts from organizations;

(5) Other acts resisting organizational inspections.

Article 58:Those organizing superstitious activities are given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given:

Where participation in superstitious activities causes a negative impact, disciplinary sanctions of a warning or serious warning are given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Sanctions may be waived or not given for participants who did not understand the truth of the matter, who show remorse and repentance after criticism and education.

Article 59:Those applying for political asylum abroad (outside the mainland) or at foreign embassies (consulates) in China, or those who after violating discipline flee the country (the mainland) or to foreign embassies (consulates) in China, are to be expelled from the Party.

Those who openly publish articles, speeches, manifestos, declarations, and so forth,outside the country (mainland territory) opposing the Party and government, are to be handled in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.

Those intentionally providing conditions to facilitate the conduct described above, are to be given sanctions of Party probation or expulsion from the Party.

Article 60:Those whose words and deeds at activities involving foreign interests have a vile influence on politics, harming the reputation and interests of the Party and State, are given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given:

Article 61:Where leading cadre Party members do not address incorrect thinking and actions such as that opposing political discipline and political rules,and create unprincipled permissiveness, which causes a negative impact, disciplinary sanctions of a warning or serious warning are given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Article 62:Where a negative political impact is caused by violating Party rules such as the Party's fine traditions and work practices, sanctions of a warning or serious warning are given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Chapter VII: Sanctions for conduct violating organizational discipline

 

Article 63:Those who go against the principle of the System of Democratic Centralism by refusing to implement major decisions of the Party organizations, or changing these of their own volition, or who violate the rules for discussion of official matters by personnel, or in a small group, deciding upon major issues; are to be given sanctions of a warning or serious warning, and where the circumstances are serious,removal from internal Party positions or Party probation.

Article 64:Where lower level Party organizations refuse to implement higher level Party organizations' decisions, or modify these of their own volition, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given.

Article 65: Those refusing to implement Party organizations' decisions on allotments, redeployment, communication, and so forth, are to be given a sanction of warnings, serious warnings, or removal from internal Party positions.

Those who refuse to implement Party organizations' decision during special times or emergency situations, are to be given Party probation or expelled from the Party.

Article 66:Where relevant provisions or work requirements are not followed to report and request guidance from the organization on major issues and important matters, warnings or serious warnings are to be given; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given.

Where reporting requirements are not followed or an individual's personal disposition is not truthfully reported, and the circumstances are serious, a warning or serious warning is to be given.

Article 67:Where there is any of the following conduct and the circumstances are more serious, a warning or serious warning is given:

(1) where provisions on reporting relevant personal matters are violated by not reporting or not truthfully reporting;

(2) Not truthfully explaining an issue to the organization when the organization speaks or writes;

(3) Not truthfully completing personal dossier reporting materials.

Those altering or fabricating personal file materials are given serious warnings, where circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given.

Those concealing serious errors from before they entered the Party, shall usually be removed from the rosters; but where their performance after entering the Party has been positive, they are to be given a serious warning, removal from internal Party positions, or Party probation.

Article 68:Where leading cadre Party members violate relevant provisions to organize or participate in a spontaneously established group such as a hometown association, alumni association, veterans' association [informal], and the circumstances are serious, a warning, serious warning, or removal from internal Party positions is to be given.

Article 69:Where false accusations are made against other intending for them to be pursued for discipline violations, a warning or serious warning is to be given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Article 70:In any of the following circumstances, where the circumstances are more serious; where the circumstances are serious, the sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given.

Where methods such as coercion, threats, fraud, or ingratiation are used to obstruct Party members from independently exercising their rights to cast voted [on decisions], vote in elections, or stand for election; sanctions of removal from internal Party positions, Party probation, or expulsion from the Party are given.

Article 71:Those exhibiting any of the following conduct are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more minor; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstance are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given:

(1) Frustrating or suppressing criticism, reports, or accusations; or personally withholding or destroying materials in a criticism, report or accusation; or intentionally leaking them to another person;

(2) Suppressing Party members' arguments, defenses, or testimony, causing adverse consequences;

(3) Suppressing Party members' appeals and creating adverse consequences, or not following relevant provisions to handle Party members' appeals;

(4) Exhibiting other conduct that violated Party members' right, creating adverse consequences.

Where critics, informants, accusers, witnesses, or others are attacked in retaliation, give a heavy or aggravated sanction in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.

Where Party organizations exhibit the conduct described above, those with direct or leadership responsibility are to be handled in accordance with the provisions of the first paragraph.

Article 72:Those exhibiting any of the following conduct are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more minor; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstance are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given:

(1) Non-organization activities such as soliciting votes or campaigning in the course of democratic recommendation, democratic assessment, organizational reviews, or internal party elections.

(2) Violating organizational principles by having non-organization activities, or by organizing, encouraging, or enticing others into casting ballots or votes in legal prescribed votes or elections;

(3) conducting other activities during an election that violate the Party Constitution, or other internal Party rules and relevant articles of association.

Article 73:Where provisions on the selection and appointment of cadres are violated during the selection and appointment of cadres, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more minor;where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Where failure to supervise employees causes serious consequences, those with direct responsibility or leadership responsibility, are to be sanctioned in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

Article 74:Where the authority or influence of a position is used to violate relevant provisions and seek benefits for oneself or others in work such as the hiring, evaluation, promotion, and assessment for positions of cadres and employees; or in the conscription, demobilization, and transfer of soldiers; a warning or serious warning is given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Where positions, ranks, titles, benefits, credentials, degrees, educational history, degrees, honors, or other interests are obtained by fraud; sanctions are in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

Article 75:Where the Party Constitution and other internal Party regulations and rules are violated by using fraud or other tactics to recruit a person who is not eligible for Party membership as a Party member or to provide non-Party members with Party member identification; those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings, and where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given.

Where the procedures of relevant provisions are violated in the recruitment of Party members, those with direct responsibility or leadership responsibility, are to be sanctioned in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

Article 76:Where relevant provisions are violated to obtain foreign citizenship or permanent residency or long term residency permits abroad (outside the mainland), sanctions of removal from internal Party positions, Party probation, or expulsion from the Party are given.

Article 77:Where relevant provisions are violated by completing foreign (outside the mainland) travel documents, travel passes for Hong Kong or Macao, or by crossing the national (frontier) borders without permission, and the circumstances are more minor, warnings or serious warnings are given; where the circumstances are more serious a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given; and where the circumstances are serious, they are expelled from the Party.

Article 78:Where Party members who are based overseas or in a group temporarily outside the country (mainland territory) leave the organization without authorization; or where Party members who are engaged in foreign affairs, confidential, or military work; violate relevant provisions by contacting and associating with foreign (non-mainland) bodies or persons, a sanction of a warning, serious warning, or removal from internal Party positions is given.

Article 79:Where Party members who are based overseas or in a group temporarily outside the country (mainland territory) return of their own volition within 6 months of leaving the organization, they are given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the period of departure exceeds 6 months, it is treated as voluntary departure from the Party, and they are removed from internal Party rosters.

Where conditions are intentionally provided to facilitate others' leaving the organization, a warning, serious warning, or removal from internal Party positions, is given.

Chapter VIII: Sanctions for conduct violating integrity discipline

Article 80:Where authority or the influence of a position is exploited to seek benefits for others,and one's spouse, children, children's spouses, and other such relatives or others in designated relationships receive that persons' assets; and where the circumstances are more serious, a warning or serious warning is given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of removal from internal Party positions, Party probation, or expulsion from the Party is given.

Article 81:Where exchanges of power are carried out, mutually using authority or the influence of positions to seek benefits for the other side,their spouse, children, children's spouses, and other such relatives, coworkers, or others in designated relationships; warnings or serious warnings are given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Article 82:Where Party members indulge or tolerate their spouses, children, children's spouses, and other such relatives or coworkers' to exploit the Party member cadres' own authority or the influence of their positions to seek personal gain; where the circumstances are more minor, warnings or serious warnings are given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Where the spouses of Party cadres, or their children and children's spouses, do not actually work, but receive a salary, or actually work, but receive a salary clearly exceeding that for positions at that level, and the Party cadre clearly knows but does not make corrections, it is handled in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

Article 83:Where the circumstances are more minor, the receipt of gifts or gift cards [cash value] that might influence the equitable implementation of public affairs, is to be given a warning or serious warning; where the circumstances are more serious, it is to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, they are to be expelled from the Party.

Acceptance of other gifts, gratuities, gift cards and so forth clearly in excess of regular exchange of courtesies, is handled in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.

Article 84:Where persons engaged in official business or their spouses, children, children's spouses, and other such relatives or persons with designated relationships give gifts, gratuities, or gift cards [cash value] that are clearly in excess of the normal exchange of gifts, it is to be given a warning or serious warning where the circumstances are more serious; where the circumstances are serious, it is to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation.

Article 85:Where authority or the influence of a position are used to arrange funerals and weddings, creating a negative impact, a sanction of a warning or serious warning is given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given.

Where, in arranging for funerals and weddings, the opportunity is used to amass wealth or otherwise violate the interests of the State, a group, or the people, a heavy sanction is to be given in accordance with the preceding paragraph, up to expulsion from the Party.

Article 86:Where acceptance of hospitality, or arrangements for activities such as travel, exercise,or entertainment, might impact the equitable implementation of public affairs; where the circumstances are more serious a warning or serious warning is given; where the circumstances are serious,sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given.

Article 87:Where relevant provisions are violated to obtain, possess or make actual use of sports or fitness cards, venue or club membership cards, golfing cards and other consumer cards; or where relevant provisions are violated to access to private venues, and the circumstances are more serious, a punishment of a warning or a serious warning is given; where the circumstances are serious, a punishment of a removal from internal Party posts or Party probation are given.

Article 88:Where any of the following conduct is exhibited, violations of relevant provisions to engage in for-profit activities, where the circumstances are more minor;where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

(1) creating an enterprise for business;

(2) holding unlisted corporations' (enterprises') stock or negotiable securities;

(3) Trading stocks or conducting other securities investments;

(4) Where they engaged in for-profit intermediary activities;

(5) Registering a company or investing in stocks abroad (outside mainland territory);

(6) Other engagement in for-profit activities in violation of relevant provisions.

Where authority or the influence of a position are used to seek benefit for the for-profit activities of one's spouse, children, children's wives, or other such relatives and persons with designated relationships, sanctions are to be in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

Where relevant provisions are violated to work part-time at an economic entity, social group, or other such unit; or where approval is given to obtain salary, bonuses, subsidies, or other extra benefits from serving in a part-time position; it is to be handled in accordance with the provisions of the first paragraph.

Article 89:Where, after they leave their position or retire, leading cadre Party members violate relevant provisions by taking a position with enterprises or intermediary establishments within the jurisdictional region and operational scope of their former position; or engage in for-profit activities within the scope of operations over which their former post had jurisdiction; and the circumstances are more minor, warnings or serious warnings are given; where the circumstances are more serious a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given; and where the circumstances are serious, they are expelled from the Party.

Where, after they leave their position or retire, leading cadre Party members violate relevant provisions by taking positions such as independent director or supervisor at a listed company or fund management company, and the circumstances are more minor, warnings or serious warnings are given; where the circumstances are more serious a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given; and where the circumstances are serious, they are expelled from the Party.

Article 90:Where leading cadre Party members' spouses, children, or children's spouses, violate relevant provisions by engaging in for-profit activities in the region or scope of operations over which the leading cadre Party member has jurisdiction, which might impact the equitable implementation of public affairs; or where Party members' spouses, children, or children's spouses, accept a high level position at a wholly foreign-owned enterprise or sino-foreign joint enterprise in the region or scope of operations over which the leading cadre Party member has jurisdiction that has foreign representatives or employees;that leading cadre Party members shall correct it in accordance with provisions; where they refuse to make corrections, they shall quit their current position or have the organization adjust their position; where they do not so quite or follow the adjustment of position, they are given a sanction of removal from internal Party positions.

Article 91:Where Party members and State organs violate relevant provisions by doing business or establishing enterprises ; those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given.

Article 92:Where leading cadre Party members violate the system of work and livelihood safeguards to seek special benefits in areas such as transportation, medical care, or security, for themselves, their spouses, children, children's spouses, and other such relatives or persons with designated relationships, it is to be given a warning or serious warning where the circumstances are more serious; where the circumstances are serious, it is to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation.

Article 93:Where the circumstances are more minor, infringement of state or group interests in the allotment or purchasing of houses is to be given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are more serious, they are to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation; where the circumstances are serious, they are to be expelled from the Party.

Article 94:Where authority or the influence of a position is exploited to embezzle public or private assets that one is not in charge of, or where public or private assets are embezzled through methods such as the payment of token sums; or where services or labor are accepted without giving pay or only giving token salary; and the circumstances are more minor, warnings or serious warnings are given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Where authority or the influence of a position are used to have a subordinate unit, other unit, or other persons pay or reimburse one's expenses or those of one's spouse, children, children's wives, or other such relatives, sanctions are to be in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

Article 95:Where authority or the influence of a position is exploited to violate relevant provisions by occupying public goods for one's own use for a time in excess of 6 months,and where the circumstances are more serious, a warning or serious warning is given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given.

Where public goods are occupied to carry out for-profit activities, disciplinary sanctions of a warning or serious warning are given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Where public goods are lent to others to engage in for-profit activities, sanctions are in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

Article 96:Where relevant provisions are violated by organizing or participating in the use of public funds to pay for hospitality, high-cost entertainment,or fitness activities, or the use of public funds to buy, give, or distribute gifts; those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more minor;where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Article 97:Where relevant provisions are violated by customizing salaries or abusively giving allowances, subsidies,or bonuses and the like; those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more minor; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Article 98:Where there is any of the following conduct, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more minor; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

(1) Use of public funds for travel, using business travel as an opportunity for tourism, or pleasure travelling in the name of business.

(2) use of public funds to travel abroad (outside the mainland) for pleasure in the name of investigation, study, training, research, attracting investment, or participating in an exhibition.

Article 99:Violations of provisions on official receptions by exceeding standards, exceeding the scope of reception, or using it as an opportunity to live large; those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more serious;where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given.

Article 100:Where relevant provisions are violated in the allocation, purchasing, replacement, decoration, and use of official cars,or by other acts violating provisions on the management of official cars; those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more serious;where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given.

Article 101:Where provisions on the management of meetings are violated by any of the following acts, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more serious;where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions are given;

(1) Holding meetings in famous and scenic locations where convening meetings is prohibited;

(2) Deciding to hold or approving various festivals and celebrations.

Where merit competitions or recognition events are held without authorization, or where such events collect fees, it is to be handled in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

Article 102:Where provisions on handling public housing are violated by any of the following acts, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more serious;where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions are given;

(1) Making decisions or approvals for construction or renovation of office buildings, training centers, and other buildings or halls, in excess of standards for the allotment or use of public housing.

(2) Using public funds for renting or occupying guesthouses or other premises to provide for individual use.

Article 103: Where power is exchanged for sex, or where assets are given in exchanges of money for sex, a warning or serious warning is given; where the circumstances are more serious, a sanction of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation is given, and where the circumstances are serious, the sanction is expulsion from the Party.

Article 104: Where there are other acts that violate integrity discipline rules, they shall be given punishments ranging from a warning through expulsion from the party, on the basis of the specific circumstances.

Chapter IX: Sanctions for conduct violating discipline in relations with the masses

Article 105: Where there is any of the following conduct, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more minor; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

(1) Exceeding standards or scope in raising money or collecting fees from the public; increasing the public burden;

(2) violating relevant provisions by seizing or collecting the public's assets or punishing the public;

(3) Skimming from public's assets, or violating relevant provisions to delay payment of the public's assets;

(4) violating relevant provisions in collecting fees in management or service activities;

(5) Creating problems for the public when handling matters that involve them, taking whatever one wants from them;

(6) other acts against the interests of the people.

Article 106: Where the public's right to autonomy in production and business is interfered with, causing the public's assets to suffer larger losses, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings;where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given.

Article 107:Those giving preferential treatment to family and friends in matters such as the distribution of social security, government support policy, and disaster relief funds, so that is clearly unfair, warnings or serious warnings are given; where circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given.

Article 108:Where there is any of the following conduct, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more serious;where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given;

(1) Where issues involving the public's production and livelihood and other close interests could be sufficiently resolved according to policies or relevant provisions, but are not promptly resolved, causing adverse impact;

(2) Responding negatively or passing the buck regarding public requests that are eligible under policies, harming the relationships between the Party, cadres and the public;

(3) Treating the public with a vile attitude, or simply and crudely, causing an adverse impact;

(4) uses deception, deceiving both superiors and subordinates, harming the public interest.

Article 109:Where projects or programs are blindly undertaken without concern for the public's will, causing State, collective of the public's assets and interests to suffer larger losses, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings;where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given.

Article 110:When serious threats to State assets or the public's assets and livelihoods are encountered, and they can be rescued but are not, and the circumstances are more serious, they are given warnings, serious warnings, or removal from internal Party positions; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of Party probation or expulsion from the Party are given.

Article 111:Where Party matters, government affairs,factory matters,or village (residence) affairs are not disclosed in accordance with provisions,violating the public's right to know, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more serious;where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given;

Article 112:Where there are other violations of disciplinary rules, a sanction of a warning through a expulsion from the Party shall be given on the basis of the specific circumstances.

Chapter X: Sanctions for conduct violating work discipline

Article 113:In any of the following circumstances, where the responsible persons for Party organizations do not take responsibility or who neglect management in the course of their work, and more cause serious harm to the Party, the State, the welfare of the people and public property; those directly responsible or who have leadership responsibility, are to be given a warning or a serious warning as a sanction; and where great harm is caused, they shall removed from internal Party positions, placed under Party probation or expelled from the Party as a sanction:

(1) Not conveying implementation or not inspecting and overseeing the implementation of the Party and State's directives and policies, and deployments on major decisions, or incorrect decisions contrary to Party and State's directives and policies, and deployments on major decisions;

(2) where the region, department, system and unit, have acts occur which go against the Party's basic theory, basic line, basic program, basic experience, and basic requirements, or the Party or State's basic directives and policies and deployments on major decisions.

Article 114:Where Party organizations do not perform their entity responsibility of full and strict party governance, or do so in a lackluster fashion,causing serious harm or serious adverse impact, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given.

Article 115:Where Party organizations have any of the following conduct, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more serious;where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given;

(1) not following provisions to give Party discipline sanctions after Party members have been criminally sentenced, or not giving sanctions to those whose actions have violated State laws and regulations and who receive Party discipline sanctions.

(2) After a decision is made on a discipline sanction or collateral appeal re-examination, not following provisions to implement items in the decision about the sanctioned persons' party membership, positions, rank, benefits, and so forth;

(3) Not following provisions on the scope of cadre management authority and organizational relationships in carrying out education, management, and supervision of Party members, after the Party members receive Party discipline sanctions.

Article 116:Where employees in one's supervision defect due to failure to take responsibility; those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given.

Where employees in one's supervision leave due to failure to take responsibility; those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are more serious, a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given.

Article 117:Where matters that should be reported are not reported, or are not truthfully reported, when higher level units make inspections or when reporting to higher level units,causing serious harm or serious adverse impact, those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given.

Article 118:Where any of the following conduct is exhibited, leading cadres Party members' violations of relevant provisions by interfering with or meddling in market economy activities, and causing an adverse impact;where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given:

(1) intervening and meddling in activities of construction projects' such as contracting, transfer of land usage rights, government procurement, real estate development and sales, exploitation of mineral resources, and intermediary organization services;

(2) intervening and meddling in affairs of state-owned enterprises such as restructuring and reform, annexation, bankruptcy, property right transactions, asset liquidation audits, property appraisals, property transfers, major project investment, as well as other major business activities;

(3) intervening and meddling in matters such as the approval and handling of all kinds of administrative permits and capital lending;

(4) Interfering and meddling with economic disputes;

(5) Intervening and meddling in matters such as collective funds and assets, and the use, distribution, contracting, and rental of resources.

Article 119:Where any of the following conduct is exhibited, leading cadres Party members' violations of relevant provisions by interfering with or meddling in judicial activities, the enforcement of discipline or law enforcement, reaching out to relevant regions or departments, pleading on behalf of others, or using other means to exert influence on judicial activities or the enforcement of discipline and law enforcement; where the circumstances are more mild, a sanction of a serious warning is given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Where leading cadre Party members violate relevant provisions by intervening and meddling in activities such as the distribution of public asset funds,reviews for the initiation of projects, or government rewards and commendations, causing major harms or adverse impact, it is to be handled in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

Article 120:Where content such as on Party organizations' selection and appointment of cadres, discipline inspections, or other matters for which confidentiality should be maintained are leaked, spread, or stolen, disciplinary sanctions of a warning or serious warning are given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Where materials such as on Party organizations' selection and appointment of cadres or discipline inspections, are privately saved, disciplinary sanctions of a warning or serious warning are given; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions are given.

Article 121:Where there is conduct in violation of provisions in testing or recruitment efforts, such as leaking test questions, cheating at testing sites, alteration of test papers, or recruitment in violation of provisions, warnings or serious warnings are given where the circumstances are more minor;where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Article 122:Where improper methods are used to seek the use of public funds to have oneself or others go abroad (outside the mainland territory), and the circumstances are more minor, a warning is given; where the circumstances are more serious, a serious warning is given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given.

Article 123:Where Party members in groups (organizations) or personnel temporarily leaving the country (mainland territory) extend the period for their being abroad (outside the mainland territory)without authorization, or modify their route without authorization; those directly responsible and those with leadership responsibility are given warnings or serious warnings; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given.

Article 124:Where Party members in organizations based abroad or part of a group (organization) temporarily overseas (outside the mainland territory) violate the laws or court orders of the country or region they are in, or do not respect the religious customs of the country or region where they are, and where the circumstances are more serious, warnings or serious warnings are given as sanctions; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions, Party probation, or expulsion from the Party are given.

Article 125:Where duties are not performed, or are not correctly performed, in the course of Party discipline inspections, organization, publicity, or unified front work, as well as in organ work or other work, causing serious harm or adverse impact, a sanction from a warning to expulsion from the Party shall be given in light of the specific circumstances.

Chapter XI: Sanctions for conduct violating lifestyle discipline

Article 126:Where luxurious lifestyles, hedonism, or the pursuit of vulgar interests causes a negative impact, a sanction of a warning or serious warning is given; where the circumstances are serious, a sanction of removal from internal Party positions is given.

Article 127:Where improper sexual relations occur with others, causing a negative impact disciplinary sanctions of a warning or serious warning are given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; where the sanctions are serious, a sanction of expulsion from the Party is given.

Where professional power , mentoring relationships, staff relationships or other similar relationships are exploited to have sexual relations with others, follow the preceding paragraph to give a heavy sanction.

Article 128:Where society's public order or mores are violated, [and there is] inappropriate conduct in a public place, and it causes a negative impact, a sanction of a warning or a serious warning [shall be] given; where the circumstances are comparatively serious, the sanction [shall be] removal from Party office or placement on Party probation; where the circumstances are [very] serious, the sanction [shall be] expulsion from the Party.

Article 129:Where there are other serious violations of social morality or family virtues, sanctions from warnings up through expulsion from the Party shall be given in light of the specific circumstance.

Part III: Supplementary Provisions

Article 130:Each provincial, autonomous region, or directly governed municipality Party committee may formulate specific implementation rules on the basis of these Regulations combined with their own actual work situation.

Article 131:The Central Military Commission may, on the basis of these Regulations combined with the actual circumstances of the Chinese People's Liberation Army and the Chinese People's Armed Police Corps, formulate supplementary or individual provisions.

Article 132:The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection is responsible for the interpretation of these Regulations.

Article 133: These Regulations shall enter into force on January 1, 2016.

Where cases already heard before these Regulations take effect need to have a review or reconsideration conducted, apply the provisions or policies in effect at that time. For cases that have not been concluded, if the provisions or policies in place at the time of the conduct would not find a violation of discipline, but these Regulations would, handle it in accordance with the provisions or policies from that time; if the provisions or policies in place at the time of the conduct would find a violation of discipline, handle it in accordance with the provisions from that time, but if these Regulations would not find a violation or would have a lighter disposition, handle it in accordance with these Regulations.

 

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