The establishment of supervisory commissions at national and local levels is a continuance of the reform of the supervisory system, with a view to tightening the Communist Party of China’s leadership over anti-graft efforts.
Corruption is currently the severest threat facing the Party. Despite the crushing momentum of the ongoing fight against corruption, it remains a hard nut to crack.
Supervisory commissions are set up to integrate and make better use of anti-graft resources and forces. On the basis of incorporating existing supervisory and corruption prevention agencies within the government and procuratorates, these commissions are established at national as well as provincial, city and county levels. They share personnel and offices with the Party’s discipline inspection commissions and are responsible to the CPC Central Committee and local Party committees, respectively.
The Supervision Law is a national legislation in line with the Constitution. It helps to improve the overall anti-graft mechanism and system under the Party’s leadership, with the supervisory net covering all public employees executing public power and provides legal support for the Party’s anti-graft efforts.
This is an edited excerpt of an article under the byline of Zhong Jiyan