China's Central Military Commission (CMC) on Tuesday issued documents ordering strengthened military inspections in order to unearth corruption and irregularities.
Approved by President and CMC Chairman Xi Jinping, the documents detail rules for the People's Liberation Army to establish inspection systems and norms in order to supervise the army.
The inspection work should "discover, reflect and resolve problems," especially those that are most focused upon the leadership and the subject of most complaints by soldiers and officers, as well as those "in sensitive areas susceptible to corruption," the documents say.
Referring to the need to target both senior and low-ranking officers, the documents say that "both tigers and flies should be chased down" and that inspectors should "shock and awe" corrupt figures.
Implementation of the Communist Party of China's guidelines and policies, as well as the Party's and the CMC's resolutions, orders and instructions and officials' selection are major areas under supervision, they added.