China aims to pass a national supervision law and set up a new commission next year to oversee an expansion of President Xi Jinping’s campaign to fight corruption in the ruling Communist Party and government, the party said on Sunday. The moves will be made during the country’s annual meeting of parliament early next year, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). The report, issued by the official Xinhua news agency, had not been previously released, and gave few other details on the commission. The new National Supervision Commission will take over from the CCDI and merge multiple anti-graft units, according to an announcement last year. It will also expand the purview of Xi’s anti-graft campaign to include employees at state-backed institutions who are not necessarily party members. Since coming to power in 2012, Xi’s signature anti-corruption drive has jailed or otherwise punished nearly 1.4 million party members, according to Reuters.
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