BEIJING, March 28 -- A senior official of the Communist Party of China's (CPC) graft watchdog has told how a restructuring of the organization is improving its publicity work to increase public awareness and transparency.
A new publicity department within the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) will focus on promoting major decisions the CPC Central Committee has made on clean governance, thereby helping to fight corruption, said Wu Yuliang, deputy secretary of the CCDI, on Friday.
Wu made the remarks during an online interview on the CCDI website.
He said the website, opened in September and run by the CCDI and the Ministry of Supervision, has received about 230 million visits to date, with a high of six million daily clicks.
The website features a section providing detailed information on the CCDI and another publicizing cases of violation dealt with by disciplinary inspection authorities.
It has also published details of 247 investigations of officials suspected of disciplinary violations, including 31 at provincial level, Wu said.
In a news release posted on the website earlier this month, the CCDI said it has set up three new offices, streamlined and integrated its internal organs' functions while keeping its overall size unchanged.
Its publicity and education office has been restructured into the new publicity department.
This will respond to the voices and concerns of the public in a more timely manner, promote the transparency of the CCDI's work and let the public better understand and supervise its work, according to Wu.
Also as part of the restructuring, the CCDI's personnel office has been tweaked to deal with the nomination and assessment of the chiefs of local disciplinary inspection authorities, he said.
It will also oversee the inspection teams sent by the CCDI to 53 central government organs, the official added.