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Xi stresses 'zero tolerance' for corruption ahead of party congress

Object lessons from anti-graft TV miniseries put pressure officials

Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign has ensnared high-profile officials with ties to political foes.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday touted a zero-tolerance approach to corruption within the Communist Party, bringing the spotlight back onto his sweeping anti-graft campaign before the upcoming twice-a-decade party congress.

Speaking at an annual meeting of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Xi said China's top anti-graft body has "combated corruption with unprecedented courage and resolve," according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

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