The People’s Liberation Army has begun a six-month probe into buildings erected without permission, that exceed specifications or are illegally rented out, as part of a broader campaign against corruption, the defence ministry said yesterday.
China’s armed forces, the world’s largest, have become a focus of President Xi Jinping’s campaign to root out deeply ingrained graft including bribery, which often takes the form of lavish gifts to officials or extravagant spending of government funds.
“Some ‘big problems’ left over from the past several years continue to exist, and illegality and ill-discipline keeps happening. Chronic problems in the building of barracks have not been totally sorted out,” the ministry said.
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