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China to pilot supervisory system reform

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

12-26-2016 08:57 BJT

BEIJING, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature on Sunday approved a pilot reform program to produce an integrated supervision system that will be more authoritative and efficient.

According to a decision made by the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, new supervision committees will be piloted in Beijing and the provinces and Shanxi and Zhejiang.

The new supervision committee will integrate the supervision departments, the corruption prevention department, as well as People's Procuratorate departments for handling bribery and dereliction of duty cases or prevention of duty-related crimes.

All public servants that exercise public power will be supervised by the new committee, according to the decision. It confers on the committee the power to supervise, investigate and hand out punishment.

The committees will supervise duty performance, integrity and ethical conduct of public servants. It will investigate and punish corruption and other job-related offenses, and will transfer cases involving suspected criminal offenses to procuratorates.

The decision takes effect on Dec. 26.

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