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China's anti-graft watchdog putting foot down on crimes

01-10-2014 15:28 BJT

China has made progress in its ongoing fight against corruption. On Friday, the Central comission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China briefed the media on cases handled in 2013.

China’s discipline watchdog is biting down on corruption crimes. Compared to the previous year, the commission received more public tipoffs and disciplined more high level officials.

The agency told reporters nearly 180 thousand officials were disciplined in 2013 -- that’s about 20 thousand more than the year before. Corrupt officials are finding it harder to use their position as shields. Even senior officials from government ministries may come under fire once there’s reason for suspicion, such prominent falls include former officials from the National Development and Reform Commission, the State Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, as well as the Ministry of Public Security. Since China’s new leadership took office, a stress on cleaner governance has been made


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