China Disciplinary Body Speaks on 2017 Plans to Curb Corruption

By | Jan 09, 2017 10:16 AM EST
CCDI talks on ways to curb corruption

During the seventh plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China, the CCDI said it would put more efforts in the fight against corruption in 2017.(Photo : Getty Images)

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) on Sunday issued a press release statement saying that more efforts will be put to do away with corruption in 2017 as it prepares for the 19th CPC National Congress to be scheduled later this year.

The press release was issued after the three-day plenary session by the CCDI, which started on Friday. It stressed that it will strengthen intra-party supervision to ensure that officials who had been put in power by the local and central governments are not corrupt.

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"Discipline inspection agencies should integrate self-discipline with other forms of supervision," the statement read.

"CPC leadership will be weakened if it isolates itself from the people," the statement read. "The greatest political achievement of the CPC comes from increasing confidence and trust from the public."

Present at the three-day meeting was President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. Other leaders who attended are Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli, among others.

New rules on matters such as case filing and hearing and how to dispose assets that were acquired in the cases were discussed.

Li Shulei was also elected as the new deputy secretary of the CCDI after the plenum removed two previous officials, namely, Wang Zhongtian and Li Jianbo, for disciplinary violations.

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