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Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan (2nd L), who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, presides over a meeting on the crackdown on intellectual copyright infringement and counterfeit products in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 18, 2013. [Photo: Xinhua]
China's top anti-corruption official Wang Qishan has vowed severe penalties for violation of political discipline, in an effort to combat corruption. Speaking as Secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Wang calls for strict ban on lavish banquets and tours at public expense.
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