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SOE disciplinary chiefs to focus on graft

By AN BAIJIE ( Updated: 2014-04-17 14:56

Disciplinary officials in State-owned enterprises will be required to focus more on anti-graft work as the number of SOE corruption cases rises, according to China's top SOE regulator.

Qiang Weidong, secretary of the disciplinary commission with the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, said the supervision of SOEs will be enhanced to keep a close eye on the State-owned assets.

All SOEs have a position of disciplinary secretary, but many disciplinary chiefs have multiple duties, including some unrelated to anti-corruption work, Qiang told China Discipline Inspection Daily.

The disciplinary officials will no longer have duties unrelated to anti-graft work from May 1, and they will attach greater importance to supervision, he said.

A large number of senior SOE managers have been investigated on corruption allegations since last year.

In a recent case, an investigation of Yan Cunzhang, general manager of the international department of China National Petroleum Corp, the country's largest oil and gas producer and supplier, began on Saturday.

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