May 15, 2015 01:59 PM

Party Urged to Perform 'Integrity Checks' before Promoting Officials

(Beijing) – The Communist Party's graft busters should start carrying out "integrity checks" of officials before they get promoted to make up for a lack of transparency in how leaders ascend the ladder of power, an academic says.

Zhuang Deshui, vice director of the Research Center for Government Integrity Building at Peking University, said that the party's anti-corruption office has done a good job in cracking down on graft, and should expand on that by establishing a mechanism for ensuring officials are clean.

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