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Xinhua: New Regulation System for Auditing Senior Officials to be Expanded

The General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued a new regulation that expands the current audit system. Provincial level officials, ministers, and leaders of public institutions and State-owned enterprises will be subject to audit. During the audit of provincial governors and ministers, how they implement economic policies, and their handling of income and expenses, funding, and program management will all be examined. The outcome of the audit will be kept in the official’s file to allow for personnel actions such as performance assessments, promotions, or removal. Officials from the Party’s local disciplinary commissions and other departments will carry out the audits.

Source: Xinhua, December 8, 2010