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China's premier unveils more measures to tackle corruption

Published on Feb 24, 2014 11:50 AM
 
The Chinese government will decentralise authority, be more transparent and adopt a "zero tolerance" attitude to corruption this year as it deepens its fight against graft, reported state media, citing Premier Li Keqiang. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS 

BEIJING (REUTERS) - The Chinese government will decentralise authority, be more transparent and adopt a "zero tolerance" attitude to corruption this year as it deepens its fight against graft, reported state media, citing Premier Li Keqiang.

President Xi Jinping has launched a sweeping crackdown on corruption since taking power, warning that the problem is a threat to the Communist Party's very survival.

The latest measures were laid out in a speech by Li on Feb 11, in a meeting on tackling corruption, but only published by state news agency Xinhua late on Sunday.

Li criticised the over-concentration of power by the central government and urged the institution of an open government "as the most effective way to accept supervision".

 
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