Restricting power is key to fighting corruption
Updated: 2013-10-25 22:47
Restricting powers will help the fight against corruption, said an article in China Business News (excerpts below).
The Supreme People's Procuratorate recently reported to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on its anti-bribery and corruption work. This is the first report of its kind since 1989. According to the report, 32 ministerial-level senior officials have been investigated for graft since 2008.
The people hope the legal authorities can think more of how to prevent corruption, instead of only introducing their achievements in the seemingly endless fight against power abuse.
The government needs to establish institutions to "cage" the powers. The case-by-case model cannot address widespread corruption.
The people's congress at various levels has no reason to sit idle. And the people's power as supervisors should be valued, especially through new technology.
The disciplinary inspection committees of the Communist Party of China's committees at various levels must enjoy more independence while fulfilling their responsibilities.