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China has 'zero tolerance' for corruption: Premier Li

Published on Mar 13, 2014 4:06 PM
 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 13, 2014. Li Keqiang said on Thursday that Beijing has "zero tolerance" for corruption however senior the culprit, as the country's leaders press forward with a much-publicised anti-graft campaign. -- PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday that Beijing has "zero tolerance" for corruption however senior the culprit, as the country's leaders press forward with a much-publicised anti-graft campaign.

But he did not address reports that one of the ruling Chinese Communist Party's former top officials may be under investigation, telling his once-a-year press conference only that "everybody is equal before the law".

"We will show zero tolerance to those corrupt behaviours and corrupt officials," Mr Li said at the close of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's rubber-stamp legislature.

"China is a country that is under the rule of law," he continued.

 
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