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China Corruption: Orders Top Army Officers To Declare Assets

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BEIJING -- China is ordering ranking military officers to declare their personal incomes and property such as real estate in a further attempt to rein in rampant corruption.

State media reports Friday said all investments must be disclosed in the standard declaration of personal matters required of all leading officers. The website of the People's Liberation Army Daily newspaper said the officers' information will be checked under strengthened verification procedures.

PLA officers enjoy numerous perks such as license plates that exempt them from fines and tolls. They frequently use their special status to advance their financial interests and those of their family and friends.

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