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Beijing eyes property disclosure for officials, says report

Published on Mar 7, 2014 8:28 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Beijing is taking a step towards requiring local government personnel to disclose their property holdings, a top city official told media on Friday, a move critics say would tackle endemic graft.

China has launched a much-publicised anti-corruption drive since President Xi Jinping ascended to power a year ago, but systemic reforms have been lacking.

Beijing vice mayor Li Shixiang said the city was studying a requirement for municipal officials to register details of their real estate holdings, including their size, type and location, the Beijing News reported.

But it did not indicate whether the information would be retained by the authorities or made more widely available.

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