People’s Daily recently reported that Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also the Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), issued a military order that assigned the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Audit Bureau to report directly to the CMC. The Audit Bureau used to report to the General Logistics Department of the Military. The Deputy Chairman of the CMC announced the order during a conference. The purpose of the new arrangement is to improve the prevention and punishment of corruption in the military. It gives the military audit function more independence in its operations. At the conference where the announcement was made, Deputy CMC Chairman Fan Changlong also suggested that the military anti-corruption movement has reached a key turning point. He asked the Audit Bureau to adjust its work practices quickly and improve the audit system so that the Bureau can better serve its mission in an orderly fashion.
Source: People’s Daily, November 7, 2014