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Xi Jinping’s Talks about Officials’ Taking Care of Their Families

On May 8, 2016,, the website of the State Council Information Office, published a collection of Xi Jinping’s speeches in which he gave advice to officials on taking care of their family members. Some quotes from his speeches follow:

From the speech given at the Meeting of the Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th CCDI, on January 12, 2016:

"Looking at the recent corruption cases, family member’s corruption is a key reason that has led officials to violate the law and discipline. Many officials not only trade power for money themselves, but they also encourage their family members to collect money covertly. Their children leverage their parent’s name to run a business to make money [using unfair competition]. Some officials use their ‘connections’ and ‘favors’ that they have accumulated throughout their government service to let their children make money."

"I am here, with a kind intention, to tell you all: You need to pay attention to this. Things might have happened at your home while you were not paying attention. You should prevent these wrong things from happening at a low level. Don’t protect your children [if they are doing something wrong]."

"The children of officials need to guide their own behavior by following the law and discipline. They should not think that because they are the children of officials that no one will bother them. If they have violated the Party’s regulations or the state law, they will be punished, and they must be severely punished, to show it to the public."

From the speech given at the 10th Meeting of the Deepening Reform Leading Group, on February 27, 2015:

"As far as officials’ spouses, children, or their children’s spouses running companies, there are clear regulations from the state law and the Party regulations. The important thing is to implement them so that they will really be effective."

Source:, May 8, 2016