China’s anti-corruption campaign spread its net ever wider with the naming and shaming of eight university officials for buying “fancy cars” and attempting to cover up the institution’s “chaotic” financial management.
As part of a crackdown on “hedonism and dishonesty” at the elite Communication University of China, Chen Wenshen, the college’s Communist Party secretary, was criticised for using office cars beyond the standards his rank allowed, as well as for using vehicles belonging to inferior departments, the People’s Daily reported. The newspaper is the official organ of the Communist Party.
Over the past three years, president Xi Jinping has launched a major crackdown on official corruption, taking aim at both the massive wealth accumulated by the powerful “tigers” of the elite and the backhanders palmed over to the “flies” at the bottom of the Communist Party.
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