Anti-Graft Inspections on Track to Cover All Fronts

(Xinhua News Agency, June 23, 2016. Complete text:) Beijing - Following the launch of a new round of inspections targeting 32 state entities on Wednesday [June 22], the top anti-graft authority moved one step closer to its goal to cover all fronts in its sweeping anti-corruption campaign.

Late last year, the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said it would finish inspecting all 280 government bodies or Party organizations by the end of 2017.

Inspections will hear work reports, publish contact information to the public, set up tip-off channels, and hold group or one-on-one meetings to uncover any violations of Party code of conduct or suspected graft.

The CCDI also divided the 280 government or Party organs into five categories - provincial government bodies, central ministries and commissions, central state-owned enterprises (SOE), financial institutions and public institutions.

Now, after nine rounds, the inspection teams sent by CCDI have investigated 181 state organs since late 2012, screening local provincial government bodies, central SOEs and financial institutions.

In the new round, inspectors will go to the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, and the top political advisory body, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

They will also visit the Foreign Ministry; the Ministry of Public Security; the Ministry of Finance; the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development; the National Audit Office; as well as State Council organs in charge of legislative affairs and work related to Hong Kong, Macao, and overseas Chinese.

These state organs are central government agencies, which are the leading bodies and should be role models of upholding the Party line and policies, said the CCDI in a statement.

Wang Qishan, head of the CCDI, said anti-graft inspections were integral to intra-party supervision.

Wang may well say that - since late ...

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