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Chinese Premier vows "zero-tolerance" to corruption

03-13-2014 20:52 BJT Special Report: China’s Leaders |
Special Report: 2014 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

Unprecedented action against corruption in the top echelons of the Communist Party of China has been underway for the past year. Stressing on the determination within the government to tackle corruption, Premier Li Keqiang has emphasized that China will "seriously deal with" corrupt officials, no matter how senior they are.

"Communist Party of China and the Chinese government are firm in their will and determination to fight corruption. Since its 18th National Congress, the CPC has been steadfast in combating corruption and holding corrupt officials accountable. China will show 'zero-tolerance' to corrupt officials no matter "how senior his position is, because everybody is equal before the law. China is a country under rule of law, if he violates Party discipline and the law of the country, he will be punished to the full extent. Corruption is a natural enemy of the people's government. We must put the exercise of power and the use of public money under institutional checks. The Communist Party of China and the Chinese government are firm in their will and determination to fight corruption, and "that is our consistent position. The government will continue to streamline administration and delegate government powers and will step up its efforts for the release of 'a list of powers' and define a clear boundary for the exercise of power to ensure that power is not abused. The government will also carry out comprehensive audit in those areas which are of high concern to the public, such as the revenues on the transfer of land use rights and transfer of mining rights. We will take institutional steps to ensure corruption will have nowhere to hide," said Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier.

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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