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Anti-graft teams cause stir as they prepare to fan out across China

Wang Qishan. Photo: Xinhua

When the Communist Party's top anti-corruption agency announced this month that it was sending 10 "inspection teams" to provinces and state-owned enterprises, internet users and state media compared them to the envoys sent by emperors to check on local officials.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 8:46am

Shedding some light on the dark world of party discipline

Bo Xilai. Photo: Reuters

In China's uphill battle against rampant corruption, no other Communist Party agency evokes more fear among officials than the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the country's top anti-graft watchdog.

6 May 2013 - 5:18am 2 comments

China graft-busters shy on disclosure of assets

Wang Qishan. Photo: Xinhua

Hopes that China's new leadership will crack down on corruption by forcing officials to disclose their assets appear to be in limbo, with no officials at a recent meeting of graft-busters backing such a move.

15 Apr 2013 - 7:22am 7 comments

Jilin deputy party secretary Zhu Yanfeng probed over graft: report

Zhu Yanfeng

Zhu Yanfeng, 52, was allegedly implicated in problems related to the assets of Jilin-based First Automobile Works Group (FAW), the company of which he was formerly president, the report said.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:32am

Huang Shuxian named new supervision minister

Huang Shuxian

Huang Shuxian, the deputy head of the Communist Party's internal anti-graft commission, has been named the new supervision minister to lead the clean-up of government at a time when top leaders see corruption as the major threat to the party's legitimacy.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:11am

No sign of anti-corruption law as CPPCC convenes

Xi Jinping greets a Tibetan NPC deputy yesterday. Photo: Xinhua

The Communist Party's top disciplinary body has yet to put a draft of the mainland's first anti-corruption law on its agenda, a top anti-graft official said this week, despite frequent pledges to accelerate the process.

10 Mar 2013 - 5:52am

Communist Party report: Corrupt officials have fled with US$1t as of 2012

A report released over the weekend on anti-graft efforts suggests proponents of officials disclosing their assets still hold more sway over those seeking to rein in corruption through political system reform.

21 Jan 2013 - 8:58am

Anti-graft academic proposes amnesty for corrupt officials

Li Yongzhong of the China Academy of Supervision and Discipline Inspection. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Government officials should be given “conditional pardons” for corruption charges if all bribes are repaid and accounted for, according to a top Beijing academic.

18 Dec 2012 - 7:05pm

Will 2013 see progress in China's rights protection?

Will 2013 see progress in China's rights protection?

International Human Rights Day is always a good time to take China's temperature. This year, the country is especially feverish. Amazingly, 63 years after the People's Republic was established, populous and powerful China still has no effective means of enforcing the rights enshrined in its constitution.

10 Dec 2012 - 1:28am

Can problem-solver Wang Qishan get the job done on graft?

Wang Qishan

In Chinese politics, it is believed that a leader's personality and wisdom can help change the course of history, but that such qualities are not always enough.

25 Nov 2012 - 11:57am

China appoints respected economist to target graft

Vice Premier Wang Qishan. Photo: AFP

China appointed a respected economist to head its anti-graft drive as it sought to stress its resolve in fighting rampant corruption.

14 Nov 2012 - 6:17pm 1 comment

Who is Zhang Jun and why was he just promoted to the Communist Party's disciplinary body?

Zhang Jun. Photo: Xinhua

Zhang's backing of Bo Xilai while a court official makes it clear what he thinks about corruption, so how far will he be willing to go now that he works in extrajudicial discipline?

6 Nov 2012 - 2:03pm

Public interest takes centre stage in anti-graft crackdown, Hu says

President Hu Jintao pledged that the Communist Party would fight against corruption with more forceful and 'people-oriented' measures amid growing social discontent, state media reported.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Register of family interests covers 180,000 officials

More than 180,000 Communist Party officials have reported the job details of their spouses and children, which the mainland's top graft watchdog touts as a 'new advance' in self-discipline.

But analysts say the disclosures are just a minor step in fighting corruption.

8 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Extravagant offices may be sold off

Extravagant office buildings and meeting centres may be auctioned soon, as the disciplinary watchdog pledges to crack down on vanity projects this year.

Vice-Supervision Minister Chen Changzhi said the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog, would inspect newly built government offices and buildings nationwide this year.

7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am