Thursday, January 15, 2009

Corruption: China promises to curb corruption

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has vowed to step up investigations into corruption involving cadres who colluded with traders for personal gains or deal between power and money, Xinhua informs.

A communique released Wednesday at the end of a three-day plenary session of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) also warned that efforts to prosecute cadres who accepted bribes would be stepped up.

The principle that everyone is equal before the law must be enforced and no corrupt official should be able to escape punishment under the law, the communique said.

The crackdown on corruption in 2009 will also focus on cases involving food and work safety, environmental protection, land use, oil prices, use of government special funds and other issues of public concern, it said.

Source: FOCUS Information Agency

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