Anti-graft teams report violations to Chinese authority

Updated: 2013-09-28 18:02


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BEIJING - Ten inspection teams sent to investigate reported misdeeds by officials have ended their tour across China, according to the Communist Party of China's (CPC) top discipline watchdog.

The inspectors also gave feedback to local government departments, state enterprises, universities, and other bodies, according to a statement released Saturday on an official website run jointly by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Ministry of Supervision.

The inspection aimed to uncover harmful behavior by officials, including trading power for money, abusing power, and bribery, as well as work styles such as formalism, bureaucracy, hedonism and extravagance, said the statement.

Inspectors also looked for breaches of CPC political discipline and cases of corruption in the selection and promotion of officials.

Inspectors were sent to the provincial-level regions of Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi, Hubei, Chongqing and Guizhou, as well as the Ministry of Water Conservancy, the Export-Import Bank of China, the China Grain Reserve Corporation, Renmin University and the China Publishing Group starting in late May.

The CPC began routinely sending teams to oversee the performance of officials in 2003, and the practice was formally written into the Party's Constitution five years later.