Teachers monitored

BEIJING: China’s anti-graft watchdog has sent  inspectors to universities to monitor teachers for “improper” remarks  made in class, a top official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, part of  efforts to instil Communist Party rules in education. Wang Liying, who  runs the graft-busting Central Commission for Discipline Inspection’s  team based at the Education Ministry, said in a statement on the  watchdog’s website that part of their job was also to enforce political  discipline. Rules that took effect on January 1 bar party members  from making irresponsible remarks about major policies, or, in other  words, criticising them, and it is likely Wang was referring to this.  Her inspectors were mostly on the lookout for problems related to  following the party’s line and policies, she said. “We are increasing  our supervision and inspection of political discipline,” Wang said.