Foreign Ministry non-denies word that Wen Jiabao wants his family subjected to a corruption probe
Regarding that New York Times story, the South China Morning Post reported yesterday that Wen Jiabao may have opted to turn the implied corruption allegations against his family into political will to back a sunshine law requiring all top leaders disclose their assets.
According to Post sources, Wen has requested the Communist Party investigate his family's alleged wealth for any signs of corruption.
The only development so far was Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei's refusal to confirm or deny Wen's call for a corruption probe at yesterday's press briefing. Hong's response was ommited from the Foreign Ministry's Chinese-language recap of the briefing, but at least he didn't defer to the relevancy department.
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