BEIJING May 29 China's top anti-corruption body
said employees at the country's internet regulator must adopt a
"zero tolerance" policy toward corrupt employees, as Beijing
expands a crackdown on pervasive graft.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information (MIIT), the
state agency responsible for regulating telecommunications,
information technology and the internet, must self-report
violations of Communist Party discipline - jargon for engaging
in corrupt activities - the statement said.
A "zero tolerance" policy toward misuse of public funds,
illegal payments, including the use of private clubs and upscale
entertainment, would extend to the MIIT, according to a notice
published on the China Central Discipline Inspection Committee
MIIT employees were told to be especially vigilant over the
upcoming Dragon Boat Festival and report rules breakers to the
ministry's discipline inspection group within three working
days, according to the notice.
China's anti-graft body is increasingly focused on
government agencies and state-owned companies, as Xi Jingping's
campaign to crack down on official corruption and extravagance
Earlier this month, CCDI announced that Wang Shuaiting, vice
chairman of China Travel Service (Holding) Hong Kong and a
former exeuctive of state-owned China Resources (Holdings) Co.
is under investigation.
The probe follows a similar investigation into Song Lin, the
ex-chairman of China Resources, who was sacked from his post,
according to state media.
The corruption watchdog even said that it's investigating
one of its own corruption inspectors for a serious violation of
discipline and the law.
(Reporting By Matthew Miller; Editing by Larry King)