2018 Chinese Communist Party Disciplinary Regulations

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Promulgation Date: 2018-8-27
Title:The Chinese Communist Party Disciplinary Regulations
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Promulgating Entities:The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
Source of text: http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/2018-08/26/content_5316783.htm

 

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 organizational discipline

Chapter VIII: Sanctions for conduct violating integrity discipline

Chapter XI: Punishments for lifestyle violations of discipline

Part 3: Supplemental Provisions

 

The Chinese Communist Party Disciplinary Regulations

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

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 internal Party 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: The establishment of Party discipline must persist in the leadership of the Communist Party of China over state supervision work, and be guided by Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the Theory of "Three Represents," the Scientific Outlook on Development, and Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era; persist and strengthen Party leadership, resolutely preserving General Secretary Xi Jinping's status as the core of the Party Central Committee and the core of the entire Party; resolutely preserving the authority and unified leadership of the Party Central Committee to implement the overall requirements for establishing a Party for the new era and making full strategic deployments for Party governance, fully strengthening the establishment of Party discipline.

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 entrench awareness of politics, the overall picture, the core, and of leading by example; to 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) Persist in the Party minding itself, with complete and strict Party governance 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: Use the 'four forms' of supervision and enforcement, regularly carrying out criticism and self-criticism, giving a talking to and making inquiries, to make 'red-faced and sweating' become the norm; light Party sanctions and organizational adjustments are to be the vast majority, major Party sanctions and major position adjustments a minority, and opening cases to review serious violations of discipline and suspected crimes an extremely minority.

Article 6: 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 7: 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.

Emphasize investigation and handling of corruption cases that have not come into line or stopped since the 18th Party Congress, where issues and leads are concentrated and there is strong public feedback, and where political and economic issues are intertwined, and problems contrary to the spirit of the 18th Party Congress.

Article 8: 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 9: Higher level Party organizations shall order Party organizations that violate Party discipline to make an inspection or circulate a notice of criticism. For Party organizations with more serious violations of Party Discipline that they cannot correct themselves, after the Party Committee at the level above has reviewed and verified the circumstances, it may give the following in accordance with the seriousness of the circumstances:

(1) restructuring;

(2) dissolution.

Article 10: 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 11: 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 one or more positions, at the time the removal decision is made. If the decision is for removal from one 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. Where they hold positions in organizations outside of the Party, it shall be simultaneously 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 12: 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 13: Parties members who are expelled from the Party must not reenter the Party within five years, and must also not be recommended to serve in a post outside the Party that is equivalent or higher than the previously held position. Where other provisions provide that reentry to the Party is not allowed, follow those provisions.

Article 14: 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 15: 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 16: Party 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 17: 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) In the course of an organization's verification, opening of a case, and review, one sufficiently cooperates with the verification and review efforts and truthfully explaining the facts of their violations of discipline or law;

(3) 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;

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

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

(6) Other meritorious contributions.

Article 18: 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 19: Party members whose violations of Party discipline are to receive a warning or serious warning but who have one of the situations provided for in article 17 of this Regulation or where the Specific Provisions of this Regulation otherwise provides, may be given criticism and education, ordered to reflect, admonished, or given organizational handling, waiving Party discipline sanctions. For Party members who violate discipline and have sanctions waived, a written conclusion shall be issued.

Article 20: In the following circumstances, the sanction shall be heavier or aggravated [going into a higher level of punishment]:

(1) Coercing or inciting others to violate discipline;

(2) Not handing over or returning gains from violations of discipline;

(3) After having been sanctioned for violations of discipline, having another intentional violation of discipline that shall receive sanctions;

(4) After having received party discipline sanctions for violations of discipline, being discovered to have further violations of discipline from before the sanction that shall receive Party discipline sanctions;

(5) Where otherwise provided by these Regulations.

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 violations of laws and alleged criminal conduct such as corruption, bribery, abuse of power, playing favorites, power renting, interest tunneling, twisting the law for personal gain, or wasting state assets; 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, or where there have other illegal conduct harmful to the Party's, State's, or people's interests, 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 serious violations of discipline suspected of being crimes, in theory, the decision on Party disciplinary sanctions is to be made first, and after government affairs sanctions are given in accordance with provisions, transfer the case to the relevant state organs for handling in accordance with law.

Article 30: Where Party members are retained in custody or 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 supervision organs or judicial organs' handling, they may recover the rights of Party membership, they are to be promptly recovered.

Article 31: 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 32: 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 33: 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 on the basis of the judicial organs' effective judgment, ruling, or decision, and their identification of facts, character, and circumstances, and those that are public employees are to be given corresponding sanctions by the supervision organs.

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

Where Party members violate State rules 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 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 34: 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 35: 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 36: 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 on the violations of Party discipline and corresponding handling is to be made.

Article 37: 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 38: “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 review of their problems.

Article 39: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 40: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 35 or 36 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 41: 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, , and where they are a member of the leadership it is also to be announced to the leadership of the Party organization they are in, 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, salary, and other relevant benefits etc. 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 42: 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.

Where Party members are dissatisfied with discipline sanctions they receive, they may submit an appeal in accordance with the Party Constitution and relevant provisions.

Article 43: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 44:Those who do not conform with the Party on major principles and have concrete speech or conduct [to this effect] or cause negative consequence, are to be given warnings or serious warnings; 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 to be given.

Article 45:Those using methods such as networks, radio, television, periodicals, pamphlets, or books, as well as lectures, forums, report meetings, or symposiums to openly publish articles, speeches, manifestos or declarations 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, pamphlets, or books, or using lectures, forums, report meetings, or symposiums, 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 Party's centralism and unity.

(3) Vilifying the Party or State's image, or disparaging and slandering Party or State leaders and heroes and martyrs, or distorting the history of the Party, the People's Republic of China, or the people's armed forces.

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: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 49: 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 it worsens the political ecology of the region, department, or unit, they are given Party probation or expelled from the Party.

Article 50:Leading Party cadres who become a law unto themselves in the area department over which they preside, who are sectarian, refuse to implement major directives of the Party Central Committee, or even run their own agenda behind the Party's back, are to be given sanctions of removal from internal Party positions, Party probation, or expulsion from the party.

Where a negative political impact or serious consequences are caused by not resolutely implementing the Party's major decisions and deployments, cutting corners, or making accommodations, sanctions of a warning or serious warning are to be given; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions, Party probation or expulsion from the Party are to be given.

Article 51:Those who are not loyal and honest with the party, are duplicitous, backstabbing, deceive superiors and delude subordinates, are hypocritical or two-faced 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 52:Those who create, distribute, or transmit political rumors undermining Party unity, are to be 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.

Vile political conduct, anonymous false accusations, intentionally framing or creating other rumors, causing harm or negative impact, is to be handled in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.

Article 53:Where decisions are made of one's own accord on major policies that the Party Central Committee shall decide, or views are expressed to outsiders, 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 54:Where relevant provisions are not followed to report and request guidance from or report to the organization on major matters and the circumstance are more serious, 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.

Article 55:Where inspection tours are interfered with or the corrections required by inspection tours are not implemented, the circumstances are more minor, 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: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 57:Where serious negative impact is caused by organizing or participating in assemblies, protests, or demonstrations opposing the Party's basic theories, line, platform, or major directives or policies; or by using methods such as lectures, forums, reports, or symposiums to oppose the Party's basic theories, line, platform, 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 58: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 59: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 60:Where engaging or participating in disturbances that provoke harm to ethnic relations, or creating or participating in ethnic separatist activities , 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 61: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 expelled from the Party.

Other participants 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:

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 62:Ideological education shall be strengthened for Party members who have religious faith, and where they still do not change with the aid of the Party organizations, they shall be urged to leave the Party; and where they do not heed this and leave the Party, they will be taken off the rolls; those participating in activities using religion as incitement are to be expelled from the Party.

Article 63: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 64: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 expelled from the Party.

Other participants 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:

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 65: 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 66: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 67:Where failure to perform entity responsibility of full and strict party governance, and oversight responsibility, or doing so in a lackluster fashion, causes serious harm or serious adverse impact to Party organizations, 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 68:Where leading cadre Party members do not report, resist, fight, or 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 69: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 70:Violations of the principle of the System of Democratic Centralism by exhibiting any of the following conduct are given warnings or serious warnings where the circumstances are more minor; where the circumstances are serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given:

(1) Refusing to implement, or modifying without authorization, major decisions made by Party organizations;

(2) Violating rules of order to have one person, or a minority, decide major issues;

(3) Intentionally circumventing collective decision-making in deciding major items, important appointments and removals of cadres, important program arrangements, and the use of high-value assets;

(4) Collectively breaking rules in the name of collective decision-making.

Article 71: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 72: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 73: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 concealing or not reporting them;

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

(3) Not reporting, or not truthfully reporting, an individual's whereabouts;

(4) 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 74: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 75: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.

Organized canvassing and buying votes, or using public funds for canvassing and buying votes, is to be given a heavier or aggravated punishment.

Article 76:Where provisions on the selection and appointment of cadres are violated during the selection and appointment of cadres, through conduct such as cronyism, excluding those with different views, promising posts and appointments, interfering for others, currying favor with officials, packing officials [a sudden large number of leadership appointments] 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 77: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 78: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 79: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.

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 80: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 81: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 82: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 83: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 84: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 85:Party member cadres must correctly exercise the authority bestowed upon them by the people, be honest and upright, and oppose all abuses of power or conduct seeking private gain.

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 86: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 87:Where Party members indulge or tolerate their spouses, children, children's' spouses, and other such relatives and coworkers or persons with specified relationships 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, children's spouses,and other close relatives or persons with specified relationships 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 88:Where the circumstances are more minor, the receipt of gifts, gift cards [cash value], negotiable instruments, stocks, and other financial products and assets 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 assets clearly in excess of regular exchange of courtesies, is handled in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.

Article 89: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], negotiable instruments, stocks, and other financial products and assets 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 90:Borrowing the funds, houses, cars or so forth from the targets of one's administration or services, impacting 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, Party probation or expulsion from the Party are given.

Where acceptance of large value payback through personal loans or other such financial activities impacts the equitable implementation of public affairs, it is to be handled in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.

Article 91: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 the opportunity is seized to profit or there are is other conduct in violation of the national, collective, or people's interests, a heavy or aggravated punishment is to be given, as high as expulsion from the Party.

Article 92:Where acceptance or provision 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 93: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 94: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 information learned of through participation in the decision-making or approvals process, such as for enterprise restructuring, private placement, investment in mergers and acquisitions, or transfers of land use rights, is exploited to trade stocks; or authority or the influence of one's position is exploited to purchase irregular interests in trust products or funds, it is to be handled in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

Where relevant provisions are violated to work part-time at an economic organization, social organization, 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 95:Where authority or the influence of one's position is exploited to seek benefits for spouses, children, children's spouses, other relatives, or persons with specified relationships, such as through oversight of approvals, resource exploitation, financial credit, bulk purchasing, land use rights transfers, real-estate development, project bidding, as well as other public asset expenditures, 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., children's spouses, other relatives gain; where the circumstances

Where authority or the influence of one's position is used to provide assistance or seek benefit for one's spouse, children, children's spouses, or other such relatives and persons with designated relationships, such as in accepting deposits or promoting financial products, sanctions are to be in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

Article 96: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 97:Where leading cadre Party members' spouses, children, or children's spouses, violate relevant provisions by engaging in for-profit activities in the region and 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, prohibited position, or compensated part-time job at a wholly foreign-owned enterprise or sino-foreign joint enterprise in the region and 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 98: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 99: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 100: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 101: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 102: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 103: 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, gift cards (vouchers) 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 104: 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 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) Travel on public funds, or covertly travelling on public funds in the guise of study and training, research and investigation, worker healthcare and recuperation, and so forth;

(2) changing the official itinerary, for tourism opportunities;

(3) Participating in research and investigation organized by enterprises one regulates or subordinate units, for tourism opportunities.

The 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, is to be sanctioned in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.

Article 106: 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 107:Where relevant provisions are violated in the allocation, purchasing, replacement, decoration, and use of official transport, or by other acts violating provisions on the management of official transport; 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 108: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 109:Where provisions on handling public housing and so forth 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;

(2) exceeding standards for the allotment or use of public housing.

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

Article 110: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 111: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 112: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.

Where the conduct described above is in the field of poverty alleviation, punishment is to be heavy or aggravated.

Article 113:Where the 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 114:Those giving preferential treatment to family and friends in matters such as the distribution of social security, government support policies, poverty alleviation and support, and disaster relief funds, so that is clearly unfair, warnings or serious warnings are given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are given; and where the circumstances are serious, give expulsion from the Party.

Article 115:Where religion, underworld forces, and the like are exploited to suppress the public, or activities related to organized crime and vice are tolerated, acting as a "protective umbrella" for underworld forces, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions or Party probation are to be given; where the circumstances are serious, give expulsion from the Party.

Article 116: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, there is lackadaisical inaction or inefficiency 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) using deception, deceiving both superiors and subordinates, harming the public interest;

(5) There are other failures to act, reckless action, or other actions harmful to the public's rights and interests.

Article 117:Where projects are blindly organized or undertaken, doing 'image projects' or 'political vanity projects' that waste labor and money, 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, Party probation, or expulsion from the party are to be given.

Article 118: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 119: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 120: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 121:In any of the following circumstances, where responsibility is not taken for work, management is neglected, or implementation and oversight of higher level decision-making and deployments are carried out listlessly, and causes more 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 be removed from internal Party positions, placed under Party probation or expelled from the Party as a sanction.

Listless implementation of the developmental concepts of innovation, coordination, environmentalism, openness, and sharing, not supervising and taking responsibility for issues within one's duties, creating larger or major losses, is to be given a heavier or aggravated punishment.

Article 122:Where there is any of the following conduct causing serious negative impact, 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) Only making assertions but not actually implementing the Party Central Committee's major decisions and deployments.

(2) Playing to popular opinion while only keeping up appearances.

(3) Purely having meetings and releasing documents for their own sake, and having no movement in actual work.

(4) Having other formalist or bureaucratic conduct in work.

Article 123: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 124: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 125:Where matters that should be reported are not reported, or are not truthfully reported, when higher levels make inspections or when reporting to higher levels,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.

When higher levels make inspections or reports are made to higher levels, where lying or false reporting by the lower level is tolerated, instigated, suggested, or compelled, punishment should be heavy aggravated.

Article 126: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 127: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 to ask after cases, 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 128:Where content such as on Party organizations' selection and appointment of cadres, discipline inspections, inspection tours, or other matters for which confidentiality should be maintained are leaked, spread, inquired into, 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 or inspection tours are privately saved, disciplinary sanctions of a warning or serious warning are given; where the circumstances are more serious, sanctions of removal from internal Party positions are given.

Article 129: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 130: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 131: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 132: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 133: 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: Punishments for lifestyle violations of discipline

Article 134: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 135: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, give a heavy sanction.

Article 136:Where Party member leading cadres don't place importance on family, and lose control of their spouses, children, or children's spouses, causing a negative impact or serious consequences, 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 137: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 138: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 3: Supplemental Provisions

Article 139: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 140: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 141 :The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection is responsible for the interpretation of these Regulations.

Article 142:These Regulations are to be implemented from October 1, 2018.

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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