China to set up national supervision commission next year

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-30 00:08:05|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- China will set up its first national supervision commission next year, according to a report from the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s anti-graft body.

According to the work report of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), a draft law on national supervision will be submitted to the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) for approval.

The NPC usually convenes its annual gathering in March each year.

A national supervision commission will also be set up at the upcoming NPC session, and its members named, the CCDI report said.

It added that the new supervision commission will share responsibility and organization with the CCDI.

Meanwhile, China will extend its current corruption supervision pilot program to cover the entire nation, the report said, echoing a plan circulated by the General Office of the CPC Central Committee.

By the end of this year or early 2018, supervisory commissions will be set up by the People's Congress at provincial, city and county-levels across the country, to ensure that "all public servants exercising public power" are subject to supervision, according to the plan.

China has already launched pilot supervisory programs in Beijing, and Shanxi and Zhejiang provinces starting from early this year.