Wang Qishan, China's anti-graft chief, has vowed severe penalties for lavish banquets and tours fueled by public funds, in a work report he delivered at a plenary meeting of the nation's top discipline watchdog in January, Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.
We must have the resolution to fight every corrupt phenomenon, punish every corrupt official and constantly eradicate the soil which breeds corruption, so as to earn people's trust with actual results.
Party cadres at various levels should keep in mind that no one enjoys absolute power outside the law.
No exceptions will be made when it comes to Party discipline and law. Cases will be investigated completely, and no leniency will be granted to those found guilty, no matter who is involved.
We must uphold the fighting of tigers and flies at the same time, resolutely investigating law-breaking cases of leading officials and also earnestly resolving the unhealthy tendencies and corruption problems which happen all around people.
Power should be exercised within the cage of regulations.
The style in which you work is no small matter, and if we don't redress unhealthy tendencies and allow them to develop, it will be like putting up a wall between our party and the people, and we will lose our roots, our lifeblood and our strength.