Government and Policy

Family reporting regulation to stem corruption

Updated: 2010-01-13 21:39
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BEIJING: Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday pledged to strengthen its anti-corruption efforts by further implementing the Party officials' family reporting regulation.

Party organs at all levels should carefully administer the family reporting regulation to prevent officials from abusing power, taking bribes and participating in other illegal activities, according to a communique issued by the fifth plenary session of the CPC's 17th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

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The CPC promulgated the family reporting regulation in 2006, by which Party officials are obliged to report information such as employment conditions of their spouses and children, real estate and investment.

The communique issued on Wednesday added that the disciplinary organs would strengthen their management of those Party and government officials whose spouses and children have emigrated.

It also encouraged more public participation in the anti-corruption efforts and pledged to improve the disciplinary organs' ability to collect and research public complaints of corruption by officials through the Internet.

The Party's disciplinary organs will continue to regulate government's spending relating to the purchase of vehicles, office receptions, construction of official buildings, as well as overseas tours to ensure taxpayer's money was spent wisely.

The communique said the reporting regulation and other anti-corruption measures were introduced to support public interests and increase trust in the government.