Online community becoming a major force in curbing corruption in China

March 26th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Beijing, Mar 26 (ANI): Professor Lin Zhe, an anti-corruption expert at the Central School of the Communist Party of China has said that the online community is becoming a major force in curbing corruption in China.

The China Daily quoted Zhe as saying that corrupt officials should be wary of the eyes behind the Internet.

Zhe claimed that recent corruption cases involved high-level officials and an increasing amount of money. She, however, added that the Chinese Government is determined to fight this social evil.

Premier Wen Jiabao has called for tougher prevention and punishment on corruption and said, “China faced the toughest year in its economic development since the turn of the century.”

During a conference on “clean governance to increase vigilance, Jiabao said localities and departments should step up supervision over corruption, regulate the use of executive power, tackle persistent problems that harm public interest and accelerate construction of a system to prevent and punish corruption to provide a solid guarantee for reform, development and stability.

Procurator-General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of China, Cao Jianming has said that in his annual report to the National People’s Congress, that so far 41,179 people have been investigated in 33,546 corruption and dereliction of duty crimes. Of these 33,953 people have been prosecuted.

The numbers of people involved are up one percent and 10.1 percent compared with 2007. (ANI)

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