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Jun 20, 2022 07:26 PM
CHINA

Party Tightens Grip on Businesses of Cadres’ Family Members

A civil servant handles business licenses for self-employed households in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui Province, July 17, 2021. Photo: VCG
A civil servant handles business licenses for self-employed households in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui Province, July 17, 2021. Photo: VCG

The Communist Party of China has issued regulations to further tighten its grip on the business activities of senior officials’ family members after a number of corruption cases highlighted shady government-business ties.

The regulations, issued by the Central Committee’s General Office, require leading cadres — including party and government officials at the bureau level and above — to accurately list the business activities of their spouse and children when declaring their personal interests every year, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday.

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