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Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that the war against corrupt practices in the country is far from over, noting that the anti-graft campaign during the past year can be deemed "effective."

As the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee's general secretary, Xi was tasked to report during the fifth plenary session of its 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

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With "a strong sense of responsibility to the future," the CPC has outwardly fought against corrupt practices while under Xi's leadership.

The CPC has also made clear that their campaign does not tolerate any amount of corruption, especially from its members, no matter its magnitude, and had sent out warnings throughout the Party who dare to violate their core discipline principles.

Xi also lauded the CCDI's achievements, noting how the organization rectified the illegal and undesirable work practices in the national and local governments as well as the private sector.

He also praised the group's expanded disciplinary enforcement during the past year through a habit of more frequent regular inspections.

In 2014, the CCDI handed over to the law enforcement several of its members--both high-profile and supporting members--and ousted them from membership altogether.

Those who were sacked include high-ranking officials such as CPC retired senior leader Zhou Yongkang, former Politburo member Xu Caihou, former president and general-secretary of the Communist Party Ling Jihua, and former senior regional official Su Rong.

According to Xi, the elimination of its rotten members is part of its goal to "self-purification" to correct the wrongdoings of its members.

Though successful in its goal to target key members in the Party, Xi still believes that corruption still lingers in the group and vowed to pursue cleansing the CPC until every last corrupt official is put to justice.

"Our determination to use strong remedies to cure illness will not change. Our courage to rid our bones of poison will not diminish. We will also continue to hold the sharp sword of anti-corruption high," he stated.