Lawmakers ramp up efforts against corruption in China

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On March 5th, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outlined China’s priorities for the coming year in his government work report. High on the agenda was corruption, and a promise of zero tolerance. Two years into China’s war on corruption, lawmakers are strengthening existing legislation to better combat and punish graft crimes. Yu Li reported this story.

Lawmakers ramp up efforts against corruption in China

Lawmakers ramp up efforts against corruption in China

On March 5th, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outlined China's priorities for the coming year in his government work report. High on the agenda was corruption, and a promise of "zero tolerance." Two years into China's war on corruption, lawmakers are strengthening existing legislation to better combat and punish graft. Yu Li reported this story.

Highlights: 

  • Before the National People’s Congress kicked off earlier this month, NPC spokeswoman Fu Ying said China will persist with its war on corruption.
  • Top legislator Zhang Dejiang said China was ramping up national legislation on corruption.
  • The drive against corruption is fierce and enforcing the law on a local level demands resilience. Just last year, the province of Shanxi was caught in the eye of the storm. Thirty officials were found guilty, including seven on the provincial level.

Dean Cheng from the Heritage Foundation discusses China’s anti-corruption efforts

CCTV America interviewed Dean Cheng on China’s anti-corruption efforts, senior research fellow of the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation specializing in China’s military and foreign policy.

Dean Cheng from the Heritage Foundation discusses China\'s anti-corruption efforts

Dean Cheng from the Heritage Foundation discusses China\'s anti-corruption efforts

CCTV America interviewed Dean Cheng on China's anti-corruption efforts, senior research fellow of the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation specializing in China's military and foreign policy.