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Updated 10:35 AM EDT, Thu, Apr 18, 2019

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Communist Party's Discplinary Body Rebukes Corrupt Officials

The Chinese People's Political And Consultative Conference - Opening Ceremony

(Photo : Getty Images) Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Wang Qishan attends opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on March 3, 2016 in Beijing, China.

Corrupt officials have been forewarned that their days are numbered as China's top graft buster Wang Qishang made clear that the enemy in the fight against corruption is "none other than us, the Chinese people."

Wang pointed that exposure to greed, ambiguity, and superstition has corrupted officials' influences and idealogy, adding that "Such ills seriously threaten the foundation and security of the communist party rule."

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He also mentioed two un-named party officials who have been absent on two occasions in October. The two, he said, were being held responsible for "systemic corruption" in their respective departments, the Wall Street Journal reported.

"During the sixth plenary session, the two had asked to leave because their departments were corrupt," he said. "So the party decided to hold them accountable."

Meanwhile, Wang also emphasized that rather than believing on Marxism-Leninism, some of the party's leaders have instead placed their belief in ghosts"They don't believe in the organization, but choose to believe in a 'Master'," Wang said.

In March, an official was relieved of his gubernatorial position after he was found to be a member of a society that is believed to have a capability of curing diseases.

"Rather than that, he should have believed in science," an official at the party's disciplinary said.

He added that he could have assisted the locals in new ways of gaining wealth, noting that the Communist Party has considered itself an atheists in nature.

The fight against corrupt officials has been and still remains a top priority for President Xi Jinping.

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