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71 famili members of newly promoted high-level officials attend a meeting in Wuhan, capital city of Hubei province.
A total of 71 family members of newly promoted high-level officials in Wuhan, Hubei Province attended a forum on Tuesday to discuss how to establish family rules based on honesty and to help prevent their loved ones from becoming corrupt.
At the forum, the family members watched a 30-minute film about five typical corruption cases in which an investigation by the local disciplinary authorities found government officials to have violated laws and Party discipline.
"I am willing to supervise my husband in his personal life, and I will fulfill my duty as a wife," Chen Xiaoyue, wife of Wuhan Environmental Protection Bureau Director Li Zhan, said at the forum. "I promise to create a happy family that can help him become an honest and upright official."
Liu Quanbao, director of the Wuhan Discipline Inspection Bureau, said that family forms the foundation of officials' integrity.
He asserted that keeping honesty at the root of a household's values ensures a family's happiness, and he expressed hopes that officials' families will hold their households to higher standards.
There has been a recent rise in the number of corruption cases involving officials' children or spouses. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the Procuratorial Daily, a newspaper affiliated with the Supreme People's Procuratorate, 80 percent of corruption cases have involved close connections with officials' family members, while the households of most corrupt officials were said to have poor family rules and expectations.
One salient example is the case of Liu Tiennan, who served as former deputy chief of the National Development and Reform Commission until he was sacked in August 2013. Liu was accused of accepting about 35.58 million yuan ($5.4 million) together with his son, Liu Decheng, in exchange for favors granted to businesses.