Jan 19, 2015 02:06 PM

Closer Look: PLA Transparency Exposes Depth of Its Graft Problem

(Beijing) – China's military recently made a rare move regarding its fight against corruption, catching the public's attention and sending a signal that the Communist Party's crackdown on graft will continue.

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently took the unprecedented step of announcing that 16 current and former senior military officers are under investigation or awaiting trial. The announcement shocked many and is being interpreted as an indication that military leaders are determined to clean up a force with 2.3 million active service members.

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