Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, gave the speech in January, at a plenary session of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection which mapped out the anti-graft work in 2016.
He said “some officials have been forming cabals and cliques to covertly defy the CPC Central Committee’s decisions and policies” and that they “risk compromising the political security of the Party and the country.”
In response, the CPC will step up its anti-corruption campaign, according to the president.
“We must make it clear that our Party’s fight against corruption is not a snobbish affair that discriminates between different people, and it is not a ‘House of Cards’ power struggle,” he added.
He also rebutted the suspicion that the anti-graft drive is going to wind down, according to the speech.