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The coun­try’s top dis­ci­plinary­watch­dog ini­ti­ated a newround of anti-graft in­spec­tions onWed­nes­day, tar­get­ing theCom­mu­nist Party of China of­fi­cials at 27 cen­tral de­part­ments and pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions.

The teams, the 11th such group sent by the CPCCen­tralCom­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion, should pri­or­i­tize in­spec­tions of strict gov­er­nance of the Party and “res­o­lutely” safe­guard the author­ity of theCPCCen­tral Com­mit­tee, saidWang Qis­han, head of the com­mis­sion, at a meet­ing in Bei­jing.

The newround in the in­spec­tion cam­paign comes theweek after the Sixth Ple­nary Ses­sion of the 18thCPCCen­tral Com­mit­tee, which passed two in­tra-Party dis­ci­plinary reg­u­la­tions and de­clared Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping as the Party’s “core” leader.

Such in­spec­tion­swere launched by the com­mis­sion to su­per­vise Party and gov­ern­ment de­part­ments in fight­ing cor­rup­tion since the 18thCPC Na­tion­alCongress in 2012.

More than 200 or­ga­ni­za­tions have been in­spected in the past four years, andweak Party lead­er­ship, lack­lus­ter Party-build­ing and mal­prac­tice in per­son­nel ar­range­men­twere among the com­mon­prob­lems found.

The tar­gets of the lat­est in­spec­tion are 27 cen­tral agen­cies, in­clud­ing the Supre­mePeo­ple’sCourt, the Supre­mePeo­ple’s Procu­ra­torate, the Party School of theCen­tral Com­mit­tee of theCPC and Guang­mingDaily, as well as of­fi­cial pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions such as theRed Cross So­ci­ety of China.

Ad­di­tion­ally, Bei­jing and Chongqing mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, Gansu prov­ince and the Guangxi Zhuang au­ton­o­mous re­gion will be re-in­spected to see if they have fixed their prob­lems, ac­cord­ing to theCCDI.

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