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China's Xi urges officials to "sweat" corruption out of system

Published on Mar 18, 2014 7:08 PM
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds at the closing session the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 13, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping urged rural officials on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, to make "spicy" efforts to"sweat" corruption out of their systems, state news agency Xinhua reported, as he pressed on with his campaign to crack down on deep-rooted graft. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese President Xi Jinping urged rural officials on Tuesday to make "spicy" efforts to"sweat" corruption out of their systems, state news agency Xinhua reported, as he pressed on with his campaign to crack down on deep-rooted graft.

"The weapons of criticism and self-criticism should be well-wielded, with some spice to make every party official blush and sweat a little," Xi said during a visit to a rural area in central China's Henan province called Lankao, Xinhua said.

Each member of the ruling Communist Party's elite inner core, the Politburo Standing Committee, has been allocated a county where they oversee anti-graft efforts, and Xi has been given Lankao, Xinhua said.

"Party officials are required to check and report their own problems and mistakes while summarizing the flaws of their colleagues to disciplinary supervisors," Xinhua said.

 
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