Su­per­vi­sory pan­els to mon­i­tor of­fi­cials

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - Top News -

New su­per­vi­sory com­mis­sions will in­cor­po­rate ex­ist­ing su­per­vi­sory, cor­rup­tion preven­tion and con­trol agen­cies within the gov­ern­ments and procu­ra­torates, un­der a de­ci­sion made by the top leg­is­la­ture on Satur­day.

The pi­lot project of re­form­ing the su­per­vi­sion sys­tem, launched in Bei­jing, and Shanxi and Zhe­jiang prov­inces in Jan­uary, will be ex­panded na­tion­wide, the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Na­tional Peo­ple’s Congress de­cided on Satur­day at its bi­monthly ses­sion, which was closed.

Su­per­vi­sory com­mis­sions will be set up across the coun­try by peo­ple’s con­gresses at pro­vin­cial, city and countylevels within their ju­ris­dic­tions to su­per­vise those ex­er­cis­ing pub­lic power.

The com­mis­sions would be in charge of three ma­jor du­ties: su­per­vi­sion, in­ves­ti­ga­tion and pun­ish­ment.

They will su­per­vise pub­lic func­tionar­ies’ ex­e­cu­tion of duty and ethics; in­ves­ti­gate il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties such as graft, mis­use of author­ity, ne­glect of duty and wast­ing pub­lic funds; is­sue ad­min­is­tra­tive penal­ties; and trans­fer sus­pected crim­i­nal cases to the procu­ra­torates, ac­cord­ing to the de­ci­sion.

It also spec­i­fied a se­ries of means could be used in car­ry­ing out those du­ties, in­clud­ing in­quiry, search, freez­ing as­sets and de­ten­tion.

Some reg­u­la­tions of re­lated laws, such as the laws on ad­min­is­tra­tive su­per­vi­sion and crim­i­nal pro­ce­dure, would be tem­po­rar­ily ad­justed or sus­pended dur­ing the re­form.

Law­mak­ers also adopted a de­ci­sion to tem­po­rar­ily ad­just the laws of na­tional de­fense and armed po­lice to fa­cil­i­tate the re­form of the armed po­lice force.

XU JINBAI / CHINA NEWS SER­VICE

The 18th Rudong In­ter­na­tional Kite Sum­mit opened in Jiangsu prov­ince on Satur­day. More than 200 par­tic­i­pants from all over China and abroad com­peted in the event.

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