A regulation requiring Party officials and public servants to declare their personal incomes and assets has been extended to lower-level officials, according to the disciplinary results published by the country’s top anti-graft authority.
The regulation has been in place since 2010 but is receiving renewed attention. Anti-graft authorities in 11 regions have begun to apply it to lower-level individuals. The 11 areas are Anhui, Guizhou, Hainan, Qinghai, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Guangxi, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces, along with Beijing and the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
Functionaries at the section level – next-to-lowest in the ranks of cadres in Party organs and government organizations – are now being required to follow the regulation, which stipulates that officials must report personal matters, including financial and family matters, once every year to personnel departments before Jan 31.
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