China's new president warns of corruption
Published 20/11/2012 | 05:00
CHINA'S incoming president, Xi Jinping (pictured), has warned senior leaders to be "vigilant" to the spread of corruption or face "seething public anger, civil unrest and government collapse".
In an unusually stark address to China's 25-member Politburo, the Communist Party's newly appointed chief told fellow leaders that the war on graft had become "more urgent than ever". "We must be vigilant," said Mr Xi, who will officially take over from President Hu Jintao next March.
In an indirect but clear reference to the disgraced politician Bo Xilai, Mr Xi said: "Recently, our party has had serious discipline and legal cases of a despicable nature which has had a bad political effect and shocked people." (© Daily Telegraph, London)