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

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China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign: Transparent and Accountable

China Anti-Corruption Campaign

(Photo : Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CDDI) has invited a large number of diplomats to discuss the key measures it has undertaken to sanction erring public officials

China's anti-corruption campaign has proceeded without letup. Central government officials have briefed about 100 foreign envoys about its efforts to eliminate graft in the bureaucracy.

Although the Communist Party of China has been open with its anti-graft investigations, it is the first time the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CDDI) has invited a large number of diplomats to discuss the key measures it has undertaken to sanction erring public officials, reported the China Daily.

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Wu Yuliang, deputy secretary of CCDI of the CPC; Xiao Pei, vice minister of supervision; and Liu Jianchao, director of international cooperation bureau of the CCDI led the briefing on China's anti-corruption campaign.

In attendance were members of the diplomatic core coming from 113 countries and 13 offices of international organizations in China.

During the briefing, the foreign diplomats questioned the Chinese officials and also lauded the country's determined anti-corruption drive, describing it as an "outstanding political accomplishment."

According to Leonidas Rokanas, the Greek ambassador to China, the event provided the Chinese government a very good opportunity to demonstrate its openness and transparency.

"We have drawn a conclusion that anti-graft work will not impact the economic development," Wu said, as he replied to a query on whether China's anti-corruption campaign will affect the country's economic development.

In fact, he explained that such efforts would help regulate the market and maintain a sound order.

Wu noted that these anti-graft initiatives are being carried out in accordance with Chinese and international laws.

Earlier this month, President Xi Jinping emphasized that the nation's battle against corruption "must go deeper," according to the Jurist. 

Xi also stressed the need for the Communist Party to carry out the affairs of the state "systematically, creatively and efficiently."

Since Xi assumed the leadership of the party in 2013, he has launched a massive anti-corruption campaign in China that has targeted high-level officials who are engaged in illicit activities. 

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