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China News: China May Adopt New Anti-Corruption Measures

As the Chinese Communist Party is holding its Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee, China News published an article suggesting that the meeting may adopt new measures on anti-corruption work.

The article quoted Wang Qishan, the head of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, who once said, "The current [anti-corruption work] should focus on treating the symptoms to win more time for the fundamental cure." Wang also said at the Seventh Meeting of the Twelfth Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference on August 25, "Anti-corruption work needs to achieve [the goal that officials] ‘dare not,’ ‘cannot,’ and ‘do not want to’ [be corrupt]. ‘Dare not’ is to cure the symptom. ‘Cannot’ and ‘Do not want to’ are to cure the problem permanently. We need to combine them together, curing both the symptom and the root cause."

The article quoted an experts’ opinion: It will take China at least 20 to 30 years to complete the undertaking of fixing the corruption problem, starting from punishing corrupt officials to making people "dare not" be corrupt, to building a system in which people "cannot" be corrupt, and to educating people so that they "do not want to" be corrupt, based on Singapore and other country’s experiences.

Source: China News, October 20, 2014