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Xinhua: Guangdong officials to declare assets online after Lunar New Year

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 February, 2013, 9:24am
UPDATED : Monday, 04 February, 2013, 9:25am

Following several Guangdong officials' recent weak displays of intent to publicly declare their family assets, Xinhua yesterday writes that the plan, meant to stem growing public anger at systemic corruption, will be launched as previously announced in three trial locations in Guangdong following the Lunar New Year holiday.

What has remained unclear until now is how far the transparency efforts will reach, and whether personal assets will be declared internally or made accessible to the public.

According to Xinhua, the personal assets of the hundreds of cadres taking part in the experiment will be published online and in addition to official salaries, bonuses, fixed "subsidies" and all other income, will include property holdings, investments and details of automobiles owned by the family.

Officials in the three test locations have already declared this information internally, Xinhua said, and it is being analysed and prepared for the public now.