China Sets Up Hotline To Curb Corruptions In Military

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  • 02:07 PM, February 15, 2016
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China Sets Up Hotline To Curb Corruptions In Military
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA)

China’s Defense Ministry said on Monday that it has launched a hotline for reporting accusations of graft and discipline problems in its military.  

The move is part of anti-corruption campaign by President Xi Jinping targeting a swath of high-ranking officials in industry, government, and the military.

The telephone hotline, as well as a dedicated mailbox, will "fully utilize supervision by the masses" and complaints will be addressed in a "timely and earnest" fashion, Reuters reported quoting a statement posted in the ministry's website.

The public and members of the military would be welcome to participate in "the anti-corruption struggle", it added.

The hotline was set up by the military's graft-fighting discipline inspection committee under the powerful Central Military Commission, which controls the armed forces.

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is reeling from the crackdown and has seen dozens of officers investigated, including two former vice chairmen of the Central Military Commission, Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou.

Serving and retired officers have warned that corruption in the military could threaten China's ability to wage war.