China’s state auditors will extend their search for government corruption next year to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Xinhua news agency said, probing the massive construction schemes being readied for the event.
The audit could shine unprecedented light on the Beijing Olympic organising committee which is overseeing the massive project of preparing the Chinese capital for the Games.
“The Beijing Olympic organising committee’s income and expenses and the competition venue construction situation” would be among the five main audit subjects in 2006, Xinhua cited National Audit Office director Li Jinhua as saying on Monday.
Another project to come under the spotlight would be the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric power scheme, Xinhua said.
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