China Cracks Down On Military Graft, Extravagance
Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for a crackdown on graft and extravagance in the military, kicking off a campaign to bring discipline to the world’s largest army, state press said.
In a recent circular he ordered the end to “prominent problems” in the military and reiterated the need to maintain a clean and honest defence force, the People’s Liberation Army Daily reported.
“Faced with a severe and complex ideological struggle, senior and mid-level officers must maintain staunch ideological conviction and resolutely uphold political steadfastness,” the paper quoted the order as saying.
Military officers must do more to follow orders, obey the law, end lax work habits and maintain Communist Party discipline, it said.