From this year, Chinese university officials leaving their post will be
required to present a report on the economic policies they implemented and the
impact they had during their term.
The Beijing News on Sunday reported on
the new requirement contained in a circular published on the Ministry of
Education's official website.
The Ministry said the university officials shoulder an
economic responsibility to ensure they report on the authenticity, validity and
effectiveness of their income and expenditure activities. They must present
their reports to their successor before they leave their post.
The circular said senior university officials should preside
over the handover work when an official changes his
post. Administrative officials may be required to participate in the process
The move is thought to have been implemented in a bid to
build an honest and clean party free of corruption, as well as increase the
management and supervision of education officials.
The compulsory economic report comes after the press
exposed a number of corruption scandals involving university officials.
Earlier this month, China Business News reported Yang Yulin, the
president of a company affiliated
University in the Tianjin Municipality, was expelled from the Communist Party of
China for financial misconduct.
Yang Yulin fled the country after being investigated for
misusing some 400 million yuan (US$51.61 million), including 110 million yuan
embezzled from the university.
Shan Ping, the former president of neighboring Tianjin
University, was also expelled from the National People's Congress last November
after misappropriating school funds and losing more than 37.5 million yuan on
the stock market.
handover work: 交接工作