China paper details 'repentance letters' of corrupt officials

March 18, 2015 2:39 AM

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China paper details 'repentance letters' of corrupt officials

BEIJING (Reuters) - An official Chinese newspaper provided unusual details on Wednesday of the "repentance letters" officials sometimes write after being accused of corruption, shining a light on the murky process the government employs to fight a deep-seated problem.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to go after powerful "tigers" and lowly "flies" in his battle against graft, which has been accompanied by a massive propaganda push even as the exact methods investigators use are hidden behind a wall of secrecy.

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