BEIJING, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A news report by China.org.cn on China's anti-corruption campaign:
December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day. Every year, the United Nations calls on all countries to organize events stressing that everyone has a role to play in stamping out corruption.
In recent years, one country has attracted worldwide attention for its remarkable results in fighting corruption. That country is China. A long-term mechanism is being established to ensure officials don't dare, are unable, and have no desire to engage in corrupt activities.
China's anti-corruption campaign began to attract high world attention after the Communist Party of China (CPC) held its 18th national congress in 2012.
In the past few years, several provincial- and ministerial-level government officials, senior military officers, and even members of the Party's top leadership have been punished for corruption. The anti-corruption campaign is being implemented in all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government. Shortly after the 19th CPC National Congress in October, two provincial- and ministerial-level officials were placed under investigation for suspected disciplinary violations.
The CPC has taken an unprecedented tough stance on corruption. What surprised the public is not the number of officials being sacked, but the leadership's firm determination and tough actions to tackle the problem.
Foreign citizens may not understand how strict the CPC is on discipline. Here are some examples. In China, CPC members are not allowed to visit private clubs. They are also forbidden to receive expensive gifts on the occasion of weddings, funerals and other ceremonies. Anyone breaking the rules will be harshly punished. Their names, details of their acts and the punishments received will be circulated to all Party members. Discipline among CPC members, in fact, is stricter than currently required by law.
Besides, the CPC has established a disciplinary inspection system to check rule-breaking activities of Party members in all government departments, enterprises and public institutions. The work of inspection is coordinated nationwide to ensure no one escapes the net.
The disciplinary inspection system is a unique approach adopted by the CPC. Since 2012, in the cases investigated by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, more than 60 percent of the information came from the investigations by disciplinary inspectors. In addition, China has started to establish supervisory commissions, which act independently of governments, courts and procuratorates at the same level. The commissions will supervise those exercising public power and investigate and punish violations.
In our previous programs, we discussed the system of CPC-led multiparty cooperation and political consultation in China. Some people said that their biggest doubts about this system related to whether public power can be effectively constrained. Obviously, what the Chinese government has done provides a clear answer.
Corruption is a problem troubling all countries. Thus, International Anti-Corruption Day is not only designed to urge all countries to attach great importance to the issue of corruption, but also to call for international cooperation on anti-corruption. In the anti-corruption campaign, China will rely on international cooperation to a big extent to achieve remarkable results in such areas as fugitive repatriation and asset recovery. At the same time, China also seeks to learn from the successful experiences of other countries gained in anti-corruption as well as share the "Chinese approach" with the world.
After the 19th CPC National Congress, China has started to work for the adoption of national anti-corruption legislation. Tight constraints, tough stance and long-term deterrence will be maintained to punish those guilty of corruption.
Why China can succeed in fighting corruption
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