China tells workplaces they must have Communist Party units

 China has passed a regulation ensuring government organisations and private companies have Communist Party units so that party policy can be implemented across society, the People`s Daily, the official party mouthpiece, said on Saturday. 

Shanghai: China has passed a regulation ensuring government organisations and private companies have Communist Party units so that party policy can be implemented across society, the People`s Daily, the official party mouthpiece, said on Saturday. 

The regulation was passed on Friday at a meeting of the Politburo, one of the Communist Party`s elite ruling bodies, with President Xi Jinping in attendance.

It was unclear if the regulation, the latest in Xi`s campaign aimed at strengthening party discipline, extended to foreign organisations operating in China.

Party discipline is Communist Party jargon for efforts to fight corruption. A campaign against graft has formed the centrepiece of Xi`s administration and the leadership has vowed to target both high- and low-level offenders.