China President Xi pledges crackdown on military corruption
Published on Aug 1, 2014 11:32 AM
BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to strike hard against graft in the military, urging soldiers to banish corrupt practices and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, state media reported on Friday.
The vow to punish graft in the military came only days after the Communist Party began an investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, by far the highest-profile figure caught up in Xi's corruption crackdown.
Xi said troops should remember where their priorities lie, the official PLA Daily reported. His remarks were made during a visit to a military base in the southeastern province of Fujian on Thursday to mark the 87th birthday of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
"Resolutely punish corruption, maintain the good image of the people's armed forces from beginning to end," the PLA Daily quoted Xi as saying.
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