ANTI-CORRUPTION CRACKDOWN
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Anti-corruption team set up in Beijing county to help keep an eye on cadres after work

Miyun county's cadres will be watched away from work by 100 supervisors, and must report all their business dealings, how they pay for cars and homes and if relatives are also officials

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 July, 2014, 1:13pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, 6:12pm

A county in Beijing is setting up an anti-corruption team to keep an eye on cadres so that they behave themselves away from work.

Miyun county’s team of about 100 supervisors will be formed of retired cadres, members of the county’s people’s congress, university graduated village officials, and community leaders.

They will be responsible for observing the cadres’ life away from work and will report to the discipline inspection department regularly, the Beijing Times reports.

The county has demanded that all cadres above the section level must report all their involvement in business, how they pay for houses and cars, and whether any of their relatives are cadres above the department level.

There are 10 levels within China’s cadre system, with the principal ministerial-level officials, such as the president, ranking first, and deputy section-level officials ranking last.

The principal and deputy officials at the department level rank seventh and eighth in the system, followed by the section level.

Starting from this year, all cadres working for the county’s discipline inspection commission must be selected from areas outside the county. This idea will help to avoid problems caused by inspectors having local connections and minimise resistance to their work, the report said.

The county has also introduced rules to prevent rich people paying bribes to gain official positions in the government.

The anti-corruption measures come amid the nation’s broadest and boldest campaign to fight corruption.

President Xi Jinping has vowed to crack down on both “tigers” and flies”– powerful leaders and lowly bureaucrats.