The Communist Party of China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection calls for the setting up of a supervisory system to cover all civil servants.
The CPC Central Committee decides to establish supervisory commissions nationwide at various levels to provide for the full inspection of all civil servants.
The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the top legislature, decides to submit the draft supervision law to the next NPC plenary session, in March.
Supervisory commissions are established in 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, and their directors are elected.
The NPC plenary session approves the Supervision Law, designed to lay a legal foundation for an upgraded anti-graft task force.
The National Supervisory Commission is officially inaugurated and its newly elected director, deputy directors and members swear an oath of allegiance to the Constitution.
The general office of the CPC Central Committee issues a plan to establish supervisory commissions in three pilot areas — Beijing and Shanxi and Zhejiang provinces — to accumulate experience before nationwide expansion.