The General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee has issued a circular on strengthening and improving Party building in urban communities.
Stressing the importance and urgency of the work, the document calls for stronger and more powerful community-level Party organizations.
Community-level Party committees should improve their ability to coordinate various aspects and focus on fulfilling the main duties and responsibilities of Party building, social governance and providing services, it says.
In municipalities directly under the central government, deputy provincial-level cities, provincial capital cities and cities with higher levels of economic and social development, communities should not be responsible for attracting investment and assisting in tax collection.
When specific communities are involved during the drafting and implementation of an urban plan, opinions of relevant community-level Party committees should be sought, according to the circular.
The document also expects support for communities to be beefed up to ensure that community-level Party organizations have the resources and ability to serve the people.
China will expand effective coverage of Party building in emerging areas through innovations in the way Party organizations are set up and operated and establish building-based, business area and market-based Party organizations, the circular says.