The Communist Party of China’s anti-corruption campaign may be set to expand. Xinhua News Agency reported on Dec. 6 that the party will intensify anti-corruption measures in the next two years. Quoting a disciplinary official in the CPC’s Central Committee, the report said that the CPC intended to inspect all of China’s various ministries, local governments, state-owned enterprises, banks and other institutions in advance of the 19th CPC National Congress, which will be held towards the end of 2017. The official said that the CPC had overseen 149 inspections since 2012 and more than 100 others would need to be conducted before the end of next year.
The report follows the Political Bureau of the CPC’s Central Committee’s adoption of new rules on Oct. 12 for the over 88 million CPC members. These rules simplified previous directives by approving an eight-article general code of ethics all party members need to uphold. The new rules have broader applicability, as not only par