On February 23, 2016, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Chinese Communist Party announced that it will start its first round of 2016 inspections to look into corruption and the abuse of power. Inspection teams will be dispatched to 32 Communist Party and government departments. At the top of the list are the Publicity Department of the Communist Party, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State Ethnic Affairs Commission, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and the Ministry of Justice.
Wang Qishan, a standing member of the Politburo, Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, and head of the CCDI, spoke at the kickoff of the first round of inspections. He stressed that the inspections should highlight the Party’s leadership and reinforce Party discipline. He called on inspection teams to study and understand speeches by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and “resolutely safeguard the centralized and unified leadership of the Party’s Central Committee.”
Source: The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communist Party, February 23, 2016 http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/xwtt/201602/t20160224_74842.html