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Power-for-money deals uncovered in Xinjiang

( Xinhua )

Updated: 2014-07-15

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BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Anti-graft inspectors have uncovered power-for-money deals and collusion by officials with investors in seizing state-owned property at Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

According to a statement posted on the website of the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline and Inspection (CCDI) on Saturday, power-for-money deals were found in construction and land projects, as well as in the purchase of agricultural materials in the corps.

A list of other malpractice, including lax supervision of officials' power and loss of state assets, was revealed in the statement. Inspectors also found officials' family members to be operating businesses under the jurisdiction of those officials.

In a bid to fight corruption, the CCDI launched rounds of inspections of provincial-level authorities, ministries, state-owned institutions and companies.

From March to May, anti-corruption authorities made inspections in Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, Fujian, Shandong, Henan, Hainan, Gansu, Ningxia and Xinjiang. They also inspected the Ministry of Science and Technology, China Oil and Foodstuffs Corporation, Fudan University and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

The CCDI began to publicize and update inspection feedback on its website starting July 6.

There were "strong complaints" of corruption in the exploration of mines, natural resources and land, the CCDI said in a separate statement listing inspection feedback for northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

In the region, some officials held lavish marriage ceremonies and accepted cash, lived decadent lifestyles, or promoted officials by violating relevant regulations, the statement said.