Accounts used to hide bribes are eliminated
Provincial governments are abolishing special accounts that have been misused by officials to hide bribes.
The action comes following the implementation in January of harsher rules against bribes and gifts..
In August, the Guizhou government joined at least three other provinces in canceling a special bank account that officials used to deposit money and remain under the radar of graft investigators, an official said.
The first “clean governance accounts” were established in the 1990s to reduce corruption while protecting the privacy of officials. Over a dozen provincial-level governments had established such accounts.