02 August 2014
CHINA’S top security official Meng Jianzhu has vowed to investigate and root out “outstanding” problems in the law enforcement and judicial systems, days after an official probe began against his powerful predecessor.
Mr Meng’s comments, the first by a high-ranking official against Mr Zhou Yongkang – who is at the centre of China’s biggest corruption probe in history – came as rumours swirled that financial centre Shanghai would be the next target of a major crackdown on official graft.
“Analyse the deep-rooted reasons for Zhou Yongkang’s discipline problems and reflect on them,” Mr Meng told officials from the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) political and legal authorities on Thursday.
“Thoroughly investigate and root out outstanding problems in political and legal bodies and improve their self-awareness and resoluteness,” he added, according to local media reports yesterday.
… Singapore-based analyst Li Mingjiang said some “mid-ranking officials” will likely be probed as the inspection has to show some results. But he said it is unlikely to touch the vested interests of retired leaders like former president Jiang Zemin, who was also Shanghai’s former party boss.
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Last updated on 06/08/2014