China should be aware of Communist Party officials who exploit campaigns to make political capital for themselves, the Legal Daily has warned. It gave as an example an ongoing campaign in which cadres have been instructed to address the plight of the underprivileged. Huang Changlin, the former party boss of Jinhe in Henan province, was cited by the paper as a typical example of how politically motivated officials had made use of the campaign to boost their own image. According to the paper, Huang lied to his supervisors in a report, saying he had visited a poverty-stricken rural family four times, helped them sow seeds, do house chores and handle a land dispute with a neighbours. The family had been so pleased, he said, that they eventually paid their taxes in full. But Huang had never visited the family. He also claimed he took part in a sewage-clearance project but residents said he only visited once with a TV crew and the project was not completed. The Legal Daily admitted it lacked a system to check the performance of grassroot-level cadres and that many powerful officials could make use of local newspapers to fake stories in order to boost their own ambitions.