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Chinese army cracks down on housing, cars in anti-graft drive: report

Published on Feb 15, 2014 5:40 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China cleared out illegal occupants from 27,000 military apartments over a seven-month period last year as part of a wider anti-corruption drive, according to a report in the official PLA Daily newspaper.

The People's Liberation Army also reduced the number of military vehicles by 29,000 between June and December, the PLA Daily reported on Saturday. No comparative figures were given.

The newspaper made no mention of any punishment for officers who abused their power and illegally occupied military homes or handed out military license plates to close friends as favours.

China's President Xi Jinping has made fighting graft a top priority of his administration and has targeted official waste and extravagance, seeking to assuage public anger over corruption and restore faith in the Communist Party.

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