A pilot anti-corruption scheme, which requires government officials to report the assets and income sources of their children living abroad, was put effect in Northern China last month. Officials in Hubei and Shanxi Provinces and the Beijing Municipality are required to provide their work units with information on children overseas including bank account numbers, home addresses and schools attended before and after they depart from China. Officials said that the measures will only be effective if discipline committees are able to resist political pressure.
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