China to consolidate corruption agenciesStaff Writer | November 5, 2017
China will expand a pilot project for anti-graft supervision reforms nationwide next year that will consolidate existing corruption agencies.
Asia Anti-graft drive
Xi’s signature anti-graft drive has jailed or otherwise punished nearly 1.4 million Communist Party members since 2012.
The leader, who began his second five-year term in October, has vowed to maintain the “irreversible” momentum of the campaign to root out corruption.
China aims to pass a national supervision law and set up a new commission at the annual parliament meetings early next year.
The new National Supervision Commission will work with the Communist Party’s anti-graft body, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, expanding the purview of Xi’s anti-graft campaign to include employees at state-backed institutions. ■