China demotes 1,000 officials with family abroad in graft fight

December 15, 2014 1:05 PM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in China have demoted about 1,000 government officials with relatives abroad who refused to return home, state media said on Monday, in the latest clamp down in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign.

The Communist Party leadership under President Xi Jinping has presided over the anti-graft campaign to shore up a ruling mandate shaken by suspicion that officials waste taxpayers' money or use their positions for personal gain.

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