On November 12, 2015, People’s Daily published a commentary regarding Lv Xiwen, a senior official in the Beijing municipal government who was taken into custody for corruption investigation on November 11, 2015. The commentary stated that, with Lv’s arrest, the full coverage (“tigers,” or senior corrupt officials, have now been taken into custody in every one of the 31 jurisdictional regions) is not the end but the beginning for more investigations.
The commentary stated that most of these tigers’ corrupt activities occurred while they were the top leaders of their departments. Therefore, three groups will continue to be the focus of investigations: those who, since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2012, have not stopped their wrongdoing; those who the public has complained about the most; those who are currently in very important positions with a high potential for promotion.
“Facts have proved that the Party’s Central Committee has not changed its commitment to the anti-corruption campaign. As long as there are facts to substantiate the charges of corruption, whoever it may involve, they will not escape punishment.”
Source: People’s Daily reprinted by Xinhua, November 12, 2015