A total of 70 senior officials in Hubei province were taken to a city prison for an “educational warning” on corruption by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
China.org reported on the unusual excursion, which included visiting ex-officials convicted of corruption and experiencing a “day in the life” of an inmate.
The touring party were shown the “deep repentance” of disgraced former-officials and cautioned to “be aware of wrongdoings involving corruption, correctly exercise their powers and actively receive supervision from the Party.”
Spooking would-be grafters is just the latest unorthodox measure in China’s war on corruption. Last week, the wives of senior officials channeled their revolutionary spirit as they dressed up in Red Army clothing to receive counseling on the important role they play in the supervision of their husbands’ integrity.
Previously, the crackdown has had golf in the crosshairs, while a “100 most wanted fugitives” list was released via Interpol in the hunt for suspects who had fled overseas as part of Operation Sky Net.
By Liam Bourke