Intra-party democracy and the fight against corruption are expected to headline discussions at a key annual meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) this week.
"Fighting corruption is currently one of the most urgent tasks the party faces," Liu Chun, deputy dean of the Graduate Institute of the Party School of the CPC Central Committee, told China Daily Tuesday.
"Corruption reflects problems in the party system and mechanism which need to be addressed."
Some 200 members of the 17th CPC Central Committee began its annual meeting Tuesday, which is aimed at strengthening ways to build the party to address social and economic challenges amid the fast-growing economy.
The closed-door session will last until Friday. It is widely seen as a significant event two weeks before the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
According to Xinhua News Agency, the public is expecting policies to benefit people's livelihood, measures to curb corruption, more strict measures to govern the party and more capable leaders with noble morality.
The CPC Central Committee meets in these full sessions usually once a year to endorse policy directions.
Such meetings do not announce specific measures on the economy -- a task usually left to government meetings - but the documents likely to emerge may give some signs about the direction of economic policy.