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China's new anti-graft head promises more supervision

News   •   Dec 03, 2012 07:37 UTC

The chief of the ruling Party's top discipline watchdog has vowed to strengthen supervision of officials.

"Trust can never replace supervision," said Wang Qishan, secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China.

He made the pledge while leading a seminar in which scholars gave their suggestions on how to fight corruption.

Wang is one of the seven newly elected members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

Eight experts in anti-corruption research from universities and government agencies were invited to give their opinions at the seminar, which was held in Beijing on Friday.

During the seminar, the experts said that publicizing officials' assets is an effective measure to prevent corruption, and should be done as soon as possible.

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