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PLA has to win the anti-graft war first

By Xu Guangyu | China Daily | Updated: 2014-12-18 08:13

One after another, many corrupt military officers have been exposed. From Xu Caihou, former vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, to lower-ranking officers, the list if corrupt officers is long.

But some people say the campaign to hunt down corrupt officers may hurt the image of the People's Liberation Army, without realizing that the move is aimed at protecting the integrity of the military. Just imagine what would happen if the corrupt generals remain in their posts. Wouldn't their corrupt ways endanger the PLA?

Media reports say the amounts of money which the corrupt officers have embezzled are unprecedented, making them the big "tigers". And the corrupt methods they have adopted range from auctioning off key posts to embezzlement in construction projects and the open trade of power for money. The country's top leadership has vowed to root out corruption from all walks of life, but it is necessary to remove the black sheep from the military first.

PLA has to win the anti-graft war first

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