Corruption Crackdown a Session Focal Point – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via China Daily:

Motions aimed at fighting corruption and building a clean government are expected to be tabled at the upcoming two sessions – the annual meetings of China’s top legislature and political advisory body.

Despite a number of high-profile corruption arrests, many experts agree that an effective system of checks and controls that prevent graft is urgently needed…

A total of 97,260 Party members were punished last year, many of whom were found to have taken bribes or turned a blind eye to their duties. Case files of 3,530 members were handed over to prosecutors, including Shanghai’s former Party chief Chen Liangyu. [Full Text]


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