Yang Xiaodu takes an oath after being elected director of the new National Supervisory Commission at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Surprise choice for China’s new anti-graft watchdog signals Communist Party’s authority over the state

Yang’s boss had been expected to be given the job but appointment of deputy points to body’s subservience to the party, observers say

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Yang Xiaodu takes an oath after being elected director of the new National Supervisory Commission at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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