Wen warns against graft
Added At: 2012-04-16 10:32 PM
Last Updated At: 2012-04-17 10:32 PM
AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
BEIJING: Premier Wen Jiabao warned Monday the biggest danger facing China's Communist Party was corruption, as it struggles to contain the biggest political scandal to hit the country in years.
In a speech published in the top Communist Party periodical "Qiushi," Wen pledged to use his last year in power to attack rampant corruption in the ruling party and curb the unbridled powers of top leaders.
Wen's comments come after charismatic leader Bo Xilai was sacked as head of Chongqing city and dismissed from the powerful Politburo while his wife was named a suspect in the alleged murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
The revelations, most announced last week, have shocked the nation and are seen as the biggest political scandal to strike China in years.