June 18, 2015

"CCDI may be aware that disciplinary officials themselves are not immune to becoming victims of local protectionism: one disciplinary inspection official from a town in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang is reported to have been murdered earlier this year."

Business Insider China’s top anti-corruption watchdog has launched a new app, which allows members of the public to upload pictures or other evidence of officials misusing public funds or vehicles, or breaking Communist Party rules on lavish entertainment. by Duncan Hewitt via International Business Times

'The move — which comes amid a deepening crackdown on corruption that officials have said is vital for the survival of the party — appears designed to convince citizens that the system is taking their concerns seriously.

'The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), as the party’s anti-corruption body is known, announced on its website that members of the public just had to install the app on their smartphones to anonymously upload pictures, videos or text denouncing what the Communist Party calls the 'four decadent tendencies' — discipline violations including "hedonism and extravagance."

'It said the “One-click anti-four tendencies app” targets cases of officials misusing public funds for eating and drinking, expensive entertainment or leisure activities, or going on holidays in China or abroad. Other violations targeted include the misuse of public vehicles for private purposes, as well as handing out funds, benefits or gifts in violation of party rules, and organizing lavish weddings, parties or funerals.'

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