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China unveils anti-corruption app asking public to upload snapshots

( Updated: 2015-06-19 16:23

China unveils anti-corruption app asking public to upload snapshots

Wang Qishan (center), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, addresses a conference on the work of central-level Party inspection in Beijing, China, Feb 11, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

China's top anti-corruption watchdog released a new app on Thursday, allowing the public to upload photos or other evidence of officials' misusing public funds or vehicles, or breaking the frugality rules of China's Communist Party.

The new app allows whistle-blowers to upload 2 pictures, as well as a description of up to 500 characters. Furthermore, the system divides the corruption into 11 categories, including enjoying luxurious meals or using government vehicles for personal purposes.

All reports can be submitted anonymously for the purpose of protecting the identity of the whistle-blowers.

The Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said the move is designed to build a convenient platform for the public to report problems.

The new app is released ahead of China's traditional Dragon Boat Festival. The watchdog once said officials are more likely to break the rules during holidays.

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