China wants more party bosses reprimanded for ignoring graft
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's ruling Communist Party would like to see more party bosses held accountable for allowing corruption to happen on their watch, something that rarely happens now, a senior official told a newspaper on Monday.
The Central Commission for Discipline and Inspection, the party's anti-graft watchdog, said in November it would target all senior officials as part of reforms to deepen its war on pervasive corruption.
President Xi Jinping has pursued an aggressive drive against corruption since coming to power, vowing to pursue high-flying"tigers" as well as lowly "flies", and warning that the problem is so serious it could threaten the party's power.
In an interview with the party's official People's Daily newspaper, Li Xueqin, head of the anti-graft watchdog's research division, said that the party still had a long way to go to hold officials accountable for ignoring corruption.