BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- China's top disciplinary body warned of the weakening of Party leadership following the reexamination of four provincial-level regions, according to a statement released Tuesday.
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) kicked off a new round of inspections in July covering Tianjin Municipality and the provinces of Jiangxi, Henan and Hubei, all of which had been inspected previously.
This round of inspections uncovered major problems plaguing the regions, including the weakening of the CPC leadership, violations in personnel selection and placement, and corruption, according to the findings released by the CCDI.
During the inspection in Tianjin, the team dispatched by the CCDI found that officials at the grassroots level have been prone to serious corruption, and the number of corruption violations in certain fields remained high in spite of intensive anti-graft efforts.
The inspection in Jiangxi revealed that follow-up issues hadn't been dealt with in a timely manner in the case of Su Rong, former Party chief of Jiangxi between 2007 and 2013 and also former vice chairman of China's top political advisory body.
Jiangxi has also seen violations of electoral rules "from time to time," said the CCDI statement.
In Henan, the inspection revealed problems concerning weak supervision and education of Party officials, which led to frequent corruption cases involving the heads of some units.
"The risks of corruption remained high among leading officials and in key departments in Hubei," said the statement.