Anti-corruption battle takes to prime-time TV

By Zhang Yan and Wang Qian ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-16 08:00:03

An anti-graft TV documentary was aired on Monday night by China Central Television with the aim of educating Party members to lead a frugal lifestyle and warn other corrupt officials, the Communist Party of China Central Commission of Discipline Inspection said on Monday.

The four-part program, jointly shot by the CCDI's publication department and CCTV, will be screened at prime time every night through Thursday and disclose details of the extravagant lives of corrupt officials "who abused their power to gain benefits for other enterprises and accepted huge bribes for either themselves or their family members, or had abnormal relationships with their mistresses", according to a statement by the CCDI.

Fighting corruption has been a top priority of the CPC Central Committee since November 2012, when the Party's new leadership took office, and President Xi Jinping has taken a series of strong measures to combat corruption.

Anti-corruption battle takes to prime-time TV

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