Cor­rup­tion has ‘no place to hide’


The Sixth Ple­nary Ses­sion of the 18th Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mit­tee on Thurs­day en­dorsed prior de­ci­sions to ex­pel four for­mer se­nior of­fi­cials from the Party, ac­cord­ing to a com­mu­nique is­sued af­ter the four-day meet­ing.

For­mer Party chief of Liaon­ing prov­ince and se­nior na­tional leg­is­la­tor Wang Min, and for­mer Bei­jing deputy Party chief Lyu Xi­wen were on the ex­pul­sion list.

It also con­firmed the ex­pul­sion of for­mer se­nior mil­i­tary of­fi­cials Fan Changmi and Niu Zhizhong.

The pre­vi­ous de­ci­sions of their ex­pul­sions were made by the Po­lit­i­cal Bu­reau of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee.

Mean­while, Zhao Xian­geng and Xian Hui, who were for­merly al­ter­nate mem­bers of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, have been added to the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee to fill va­can­cies.

There will no longer be any place for cor­rupt of­fi­cials to hide in the Com­mu­nist Party of China, the com­mu­nique said.

In ef­forts to clean up Party pol­i­tics, lead­ing of­fi­cials are banned from us­ing their po­si­tions to seek ben­e­fits for friends and fam­ily. Fam­ily mem­bers and friends of lead­ing of­fi­cials will be banned from in­ter­fer­ing in the work of lead­ing of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing per­son­nel ar­range­ments, the com­mu­nique said.

Stat­ing that build­ing clean pol­i­tics and op­pos­ing cor­rup­tion con­sti­tute an im­por­tant task in strength­en­ing and stan­dard­iz­ing po­lit­i­cal life within the Party, the meet­ing called for the build­ing of a sys­tem that en­sures of­fi­cials dare not, will not and can­not be cor­rupt.

In ad­di­tion, lead­ing of­fi­cials at all lev­els have no right to seek per­sonal priv­i­lege, it said, adding that they should take the lead in im­ple­ment­ing so­cial­ist core val­ues and act­ing with in­tegrity and self-dis­ci­pline.

The Party will stick to the pol­icy of “no re­stricted zones, full cov­er­age and zero tol­er­ance” in its fight against cor­rup­tion, it added.

Xian Hui (left) and Zhao Xian­geng be­come new mem­bers of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee.

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