Anti-graft teams have been deployed in 19 provincial-level regions or agencies to uncover corruption, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said in a statement.
The inspection, the third round this year, will target 27 Party organizations, including those of the Party Literature Research Office of the CPC Central Committee, the China International Publishing Group and the Guangming Daily, it said, adding that anti-graft teams will be sent to all agencies by November 15.
Graft-busters will also reexamine Beijing and Chongqing municipalities, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Gansu Province, which had been examined in a previous round of checks, to ensure the effects of the inspections last.
The CPC began routinely sending teams to oversee the performance of officials in 2003, and the practice was formally written into the Party's Constitution five years later.
(Xinhua News Agency November 10, 2016)