Fight against corruption continued

BEIJING: China will take the initiative to meet new challenges in the fight against corruption, even though it has seen remarkable achievements against graft over the past decade, officials said.
Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012, “we’ve always maintained a high-pressure posture against corruption, no matter which region or field and whether those were retired or not,” Wang Jianxin, an official from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC and the National Supervisory Commission, said at a news conference on Thursday. “Those who violated discipline and law were strictly held accountable and harshly punished, no matter who they were and how high the positions they held,” he said. “We’ve fulfilled our promise that fighting corruption is by no means an empty word.” In the past 10 years, efforts in anti-graft combat have been strengthened with “zero tolerance” and through various means, he said, adding a relatively completed system of intra-Party rules and a legal system against corruption have been formed, with all Party members and public officers placed under strong supervision. From the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012 to the end of April, about 4.71 million people were investigated for suspected violation of discipline and law, he said.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item