2nd anti-graft tour to begin
A second disciplinary inspection tour has begun to root out misbehavior among Party officials nationwide, and the results are expected to soon be published on the Central Commission of Discipline Inspection’s website. The tour targets 26 State agencies and State-owned enterprises, China’s top anti-graft buster said on Thursday. Among the 26 is China Resources, ranked No 143 on the latest Fortune Global 500, a list of the top corporations worldwide as measured in revenue.
Military tightens financial oversight
The People’s Liberation Army has promised “financial discipline” after an inspection campaign across all of its financial departments uncovered irregularities. According to a circular released on Thursday, the ongoing campaign, which started in February, focused on the management of budgets, accounts, expenditures, balances, extra-budgetary funds and the funding of official receptions. The irregularities included “randomly adjusted budgets, embezzlement of public funds, unapproved bank accounts, unofficial deposits or borrowing of money, and unapproved subsidies”, the PLA said.
Human rights portals revamped
The China Society for Human Rights Studies introduced its revamped websites on Wednesday. The websites, the Chinese-language www.humanrights.cn, and its English-language version, www.chinahumanrights.org, were launched in August 1998 and are the only authorized portals for China’s human rights-related information. The websites aim to present an objective picture of China’s human rights conditions in a comprehensive and prompt manner.
Fugitive returned from Cambodia
A former bank employee was returned to China from Cambodia on Thursday as part of the country’s campaign to capture economic fugitives living overseas. The suspect, identified as Su, was once a bank employee in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. He fled to Cambodia via Vietnam in May. Wanted for fundraising fraud, Su was captured on June 13 in Phnom Penh by a team sent from China, police said.
PLA navy holds live-fire drill
The People’s Liberation Army navy conducted a live-fire drill in the Yellow Sea on Thursday, according to a PLA statement. Ships, aircraft and land-based forces attached to the Beihai and Donghai Fleets, Shenyang and Jinan Military Areas, and the Second Artillery Force fired various missiles, dozens of torpedoes and hundreds of shells, the statement said.
Xinhua – China Daily
(China Daily 07/03/2015 page4)