Date
17 December 2017
Wang Qishan (left) has ordered the country's graft busters to come up with innovative methods to fight corruption. Photo: Xinhua
Wang Qishan (left) has ordered the country's graft busters to come up with innovative methods to fight corruption. Photo: Xinhua

New anti-graft audit to zero in on specific targets

A third round of inspections will be carried out by China’s anti-corruption watchdog on 13 state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

The scrutiny will focus on specific individuals, departments, projects and special funds.

The SOEs include Shenhua Group, Sinopec, China Southern Airlines, China Unicom and the Ministry of Culture, Ming Pao Daily reported Wednesday. 

Wang Qishan, China’s anti-corruption chief, directed inspectors to focus on clear goals and come up with an innovative method to fight graft.

SOEs in 31 provinces and regions have been audited since President Xi Jinping announced a far-reaching anti-corruption drive in 2012.

The campaign has netted senior party cadres including Su Rong, former chairman of China’s highest political advisory body.

Others included ex-Guangzhou party chief Wang Qingliang and former Yunnan provincial party leader Bai Enpei.

The new inspections are expected to be carried out secretly to cut costs and save time, the report said, citing unnamed sources. 

Wang Yukai, a professor in the China Academy of Governance, said such inspections are based on tip-offs from the public.

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