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China vows graft fight in wake of Bo Xilai case

Published on Oct 9, 2012 5:09 PM
 
China's former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai looks on during a meeting at the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this March 6, 2010. China's top disciplinary official said the case against deposed Chongqing leader Bo Xilai has been "relentlessly pursued" as he vowed to root out corruption, state media reported on Tuesday.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (AFP) - China's top disciplinary official said the case against deposed Chongqing leader Bo Xilai has been "relentlessly pursued" as he vowed to root out corruption, state media reported on Tuesday.

The comments by Mr He Guoqiang, a member of the elite nine-man Politburo Standing Committee that runs China, signalled the party would take a hard line on Mr Bo and China's graft problem at the party congress next month.

"We have resolutely placed the investigation of cases as the main priority of our work and maintained strong momentum to punish corruption," the official Xinhua news agency quoted Mr He as saying.

"Corrupt individuals, no matter who they are, will be followed relentlessly and will never escape punishment."

 
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