Beijing may be tightening controls over Communist Party anti-graft watchdogs as part of an effort to fight corruption and tighten central government control on municipal governments, the South China Morning Post reported. The central government appointed two senior officials to head bodies in Beijing and Tianjin. Zang Xianpu, vice-secretary of the Work Commission for Central Government Organs, was named to head the Tianjin Commission for Discipline Inspection while Ma Zhipeng, a member of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, will head its Beijing counterpart. In total the government has moved officials to head discipline inspection commission in seven provinces. Appointing officials to three key municipalities – Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin – could also be part of President Hu Jintao's efforts to consolidate power ahead of the 17th party congress next year, the newspaper reported.