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Chinese President Promises Harsher Anti-corruption Steps

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January 14, 2014 AT 6:24 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday promised to punish every corrupt official and prevent his party from being corrupt, warning that the fight is vital for the party's integrity in the long term. He was addressing the third plenary session of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, or CCDI. Xi stressed zero tolerance for graft, and promised to punish every corrupt official. According to the CCDI, inspection agencies punished about 182,000 officials nationwide in 2013, which was 13.3 percent more than in 2012.