China: no one is above the law
Updated: 2014-03-02 17:49
Lyu Xinhua, spokesman for the second session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) answers questions from the press in Beijing March 2, 2014. [Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]
BEIJING - China means it in severely punishing corrupt officials, no matter who he is and what position he holds, said a spokesman on Sunday.
Lyu Xinhua, spokesman with the session of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remark in response to a question from the South China Morning Post.
China has investigated corruption cases involving CPC officials including high-ranking ones, he said.
"We are doing this to demonstrate to the whole party and whole society that, when we say that anyone who violates laws and Party disciplines will be investigated and dealt with severely no matter who he is and what position he holds, we mean it," he said.
China's ongoing anti-corruptioncampaign is timely and appropriate, and will pave the way for the fulfillment of the general global well-being.
The National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference sessions in early March should be a time to reaffirm China's resolve to fight corruption.
Many China watchers in the United States have been encouraged by the positive signs they have seen since the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China.