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More Party Inspection Teams Conduct Corruption Investigations

Within days after July 29, when the announcement was made that an investigation had been instigated against Zhou Yongkang, several inspection teams of the Central Committee of the Communist Party were on their way to conduct investigations in Hebei, Shanghai, Helongjiang, and at the Chinese state-owned automotive, the First Automobile Works Group located in Changchun, Jilin Province. 

For the next two months, the inspection teams will stay in Hebei, Shanghai, and Helongjiang, respectively. They will also spend one month at the First Automobile Works Group. Xinhua has published the inspection teams’ hotline phone numbers and mailing addresses to encourage whistle blowers to contact them and report incidents of corruption and abuse of power. 
Shanghai, one of the inspection teams’ destinations, has been a long time base of the Jiang Zemin faction with which Zhou was aligned. The timing of the dispatch of these inspection teams was within three days of Xinhua’s announcement that the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China had decided to investigate Zhou Yongkang for suspected "serious disciplinary violations." Zhou is a former member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. has compiled a list of 422 Party officials taken down from July 2012 to July 2014, including Zhou Yongkang.
Xinhua, July 31, 2014