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China's top graft buster says no off limits in crackdown

Published on Jul 5, 2014 4:16 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - No part of China's ruling Communist Party is off limits for its crackdown on corruption, the country's top graft buster was quoted as saying, sounding a warning a few days after one of the country's most senior former soldiers was purged.

Speaking during a visit to the northern region of Inner Mongolia, Wang Qishan, who heads the party's efforts to combat corruption, warned that every part of the party would be liable for inspection.

"Inspection work is a 'health check' for the party. There are no off limits for oversight within in the party, and there are no exceptions," the party's graft watchdog cited Wang as saying in a statement issued late on Friday.

President Xi Jinping, who heads the Central Military Commission (CMC) which controls the 2.3 million-strong armed forces, has launched a drive against pervasive graft since assuming office. He has vowed to take down powerful "tigers" as well as lowly "flies".

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