Officials in Xinjiang Partially Declare Their Incomes

From Caijing online:

Altay city in Xinjiang made public the income statements of 55 officials on January 1. There is still a long way to go toward true transparency, however.

The only documents made available to the public were salary slips showing that each of these 55 officials earns from 20,000 to 40,000 yuan per year. On paper none of them, nor any of their relatives, admitted accepting cash, gifts or securities from job-related organizations or individuals.

In addition, many more declarations were labeled classified, including money inherited, received as gifts or won in a lottery, and personal property worth more than 100,000 yuan.

Party disciplinary officials in Altay noted several reasons behind the partial declaration — to protect legal property of officials, their safety, and their privacy.

January 6, 2009 1:31 AM
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