Anti-graft campaign targets poverty relief
China’s anti-corruption campaign will include a new focus this year, cracking down on the misuse and embezzlement of poverty relief funds, according to the country’s top prosecutor.
The five-year drive is aimed at ensuring a poverty alleviation policy and special funding will benefit poor people in poverty-stricken areas, Cao Jianming, prosecutor-general at the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, told China Daily.
Prosecuting departments will focus on investigating graft issues that involve exporting labor services, ecological protection, education and medical insurance, as well as minimum rural living allowances, Cao said.
In recent years, a large amount in poverty alleviation funding has been embezzled or misused, harming the public interest and people’s legitimate rights. It has also led to a series of petition cases, which has affected social harmony and stability.